Wexford FC player Darragh O'Connor has completed a move to Premier League side Leicester City.

The 20-year-old defender arrived at Ferrycarrig Park in January of this year and went on to make 20 appearances, including his League of Ireland senior debut as a sub against Cobh Ramblers at St.Colman's Park back in March.

He made his starting debut a week later at Tolka Park against Shelbourne and has been a regular since.

O'Connor impressed in trials for the Foxes in July and signed for their Under-23 squad this week.

He said: "Full credit goes to Sully and Breener (Wexford FC manager Brian O'Sullivan and assistant manager David Breen) for signing me as a young 19-year-old at the start of the season.

"The training sessions here have been top notch. Thanks to the boys on the pitch too, training week in week out, pushing each other.

"And to the club itself, we're probably one of the only few teams in the country that have it's own training facilities and clubhouse, it's a massive plus for us to have here and fantastic for a county like Wexford.

"It's been really good here and I'll always credit Wexford FC for it."

Manager Brian O'Sullivan said O’Connor improved throughout the season: "I really wish him well, he was a player who got better every week, his commitment and behaviour was always first class and it's a great opportunity for him."