Chase on for O'Connor

Irish ace attracting interest

O'Connor: In fine form

Skysports.com understands a host of clubs are chasing Scunthorpe United midfielder Michael O'Connor.

O'Connor has been a stand-out performer for Scunthorpe this season following his arrival from Crewe.

The all-action midfielder has been attracting admiring glances from a number of teams with O'Connor enhancing his growing reputation with a superb goal and man-of-the-match display in last weekend's draw against Cardiff.

Premier League duo West Ham and Hull are believed to be keeping tabs on O'Connor's progress, while Championship hopefuls Newcastle are also monitoring his situation.

The Northern Ireland international has established himself as a key member of Nigel Adkins' side since his arrival and they would be reluctant to lose him, but they could struggle to reject a sizeable offer for his services should any of his suitors firm up their interest in the 22-year-old