Joey O Brien (Defender)
17th Feb 1986 (Dublin, Ireland)Signed:
30th Jul 2011 (£0)Contract:
3½ years (signed January 2013)Previous Club:
Free TransferKUMB Awards:
2 years + 1 year option (signed 2011)
The fourth of Sam Allardyce's 2011/12 pre-season signings - and a fourth former Bolton player - O'Brien was awarded a permanent contract after impressing whilst on trial.
Having overcome a succession of injury problems that led to his release from Bolton, the Irish midfielder - who can play in a number of positions, including right back - was looking to kickstart a once-promising pro career.
Following an encouraging start to his career in east London, O'Brien was awarded a new three-and-a-half year contract that he signed in January 2013.