Stalybridge Celtic have signed defender Keil O`Brien on a permanent basis following his release by National League side Southport earlier this month.
O`Brien spent a four-game loan spell from Port at Bower Fold in October.
He started his career at Manchester United’s youth academy.
After being released from Old Trafford, he joined Glossop North End in 2009, making three appearances.
In 2010 he joined Northwich Victoria, spending time on loan with Radcliffe Borough.
It was at Mossley AFC where he shone, joining the Lillywhites in 2011 going on to make sixty appearances and scoring once.
In 2012 he moved to Chorley for two seasons, making fifty-nine appearances and scoring 3 times, before he got a move up the pyramid to join Bury in 2014.
He made thirty-two League appearances for the Shakers and scored twice, despite spending a month on loan at FC Halifax Town, making four appearances.
After joining Southport in the summer he was sent out on loan again to Halifax and then to Stalybridge Celtic.