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Ex-Celtic defender O'Dea to turn his attentions to finding a new club

Darren O'Dea will now shift his focus to finding a new club so he can continue his football casreer.

The 25-year old Republic of Ireland international has been busy with his national team at Euro2012 but now they have been eliminated he will begin the search for a new home after being released by Celtic earlier this month.

"What am I going to do? Look for a club," he said.

"There are a few possibilities but, to be honest, I haven't even thought about it. I'll need to now, right enough.

"The Euros was the only thing I was thinking about and I just left the other stuff to my agent.

"He's been working on things while I have been concentrating on being here in Poland with the Ireland team.

"When I go back now, it'll be a case of seeing where I go."

But despite his desire to get on with the job, O'Dea has made it clear that he will give some time back to the people at Celtic who helped him become the player he is today.

"It's been tough leaving Celtic because it's a big club, but I'm ready to move on," he added.

"They've got good players now and the club is moving on - it doesn't wait for people.

"Once I get back from the Euros, I'll probably go back to Glasgow, see a few people and say cheerio. I have a lot of people to thank there. I want to leave in a proper way."

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Andrew Slevison
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