Diamonds manager Ian Murray had the young defender on trial earlier this summer and he featured in the North Lanarkshire cup final against Clyde. Sunderland are said to be keen on the defender but there is interest from across the EFL.
Murray was impressed by the defender – who was released by Rangers this summer – but could not stand in his way of trying to earn a deal down south. O’Connor has since featured for Burnley’s U23s side in a friendly against Lancaster City as he looks to secure a contract in the Premier League.
Burnley also have Airdrie’s French youngster Thomas Robert on trial and he has featured in friendly matches.
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