Donay O'Brien-Brady

Posh U21s bolster their midfield ahead of the 2023/24 campaign.

Peterborough United U21s have strengthened their options ahead of the 2023/24 campaign with the signing of midfielder Donay O’Brien-Brady who has penned a two-year contract with the club.

O’Brien-Brady, who spent three years at Huddersfield Town’s academy, including one-year as a pro, has featured in a number of games for Posh U21s on a trial period in pre-season, grabbing a goal against Peterborough Sports and chipping in with a few assists.

The midfielder, who also had spells at Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham academies in the early stages of his youth career, put pen to paper at the idverde Training Ground last week and is looking forward to getting started with the under 21s in the Professional Development League and Premier League Cup.

“I’m very excited and grateful to be here,” O’Brien-Brady said. “I have been on trial for about three weeks and got given the opportunity to showcase what I can do, so when I heard the news I was delighted. Everyone has been very welcoming and have helped me, especially Ryan [Semple], Jamal [Campbell-Ryce] and Sam [Gaughran] as they all believed in me.

“I would say I’m quite an exciting player and hopefully supporters will look forward to watching me play, I do like a couple of tricks but want them to be effective, so I will look to get a couple of goals and assists and helping the team. I just want to get started now, the Premier League Cup is a very big competition and something I believe we can do well in as an under 21s group.”

U18s and U21s Head of Academy Professional Development Phase coach, Jamal Campbell-Ryce, said: “Donay came on trial at the backend of last season from Huddersfield and showed he had undoubted quality. We invited him back for pre-season as we wanted to see more and the way he has performed in training and in games, showing how good he is in possession but also how good of a runner he is. It was an opportunity too good to turn down and we are delighted he has signed."

Donay O'Brien-Brady