JJ O'Donnell

JJ O'Donnell

Midfield
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Player of the Match
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Appearances
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Goals scored
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Biography

Midfielder JJ O'Donnell completed a remarkable comeback from injury as he featured in the Gateshead starting XI for the first time in two and a half years at the back end of the 2016/17 season.

His impressive displays in the final four matches of the season saw him awarded with a one-year contract at the club. O'Donnell initially signed for Gateshead on loan from Luton Town in January 2014 and helped the club reach the Conference play-off final at Wembley.

His stoppage time goal against Grimsby Town in the play-off semi-final at the International Stadium is sure to live long in the memory of many a Heed fan and following the end of his loan spell, the then 22-year-old signed for the Tynesiders on a permanent basis.

A rare foot condition then threatened an early retirement for the left-sided player but plenty of hard work, support and determination literally helped O'Donnell get back on his feet with Gateshead keeping him involved through the role of kit manager - a position at the club he still holds today.
August 2019
Sat, 24 August
First Team
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3
Farsley Celtic
The Vanarama National League - Vanarama National League North
Mon, 26 August
York City
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1
First Team
The Vanarama National League - Vanarama National League North