Bolton defender O'Brien extends Leeds stay Tim Hodge November 24, 2010 Leeds United 26 Comments Andy O'Brien with Leeds until January Leeds have agreed a deal with Bolton Wanderers to extend defender Andy O’Brien’s stay at Elland Road. The 31 year old defender has been in impressive form during his short time at Leeds and has definitely added some much needed experience to the back line. He is said to be enjoying his time in Yorkshire and is delighted to extend his stay through until January 4th. Leeds are unbeaten in the five games O’Brien has played and he even managed to grab a goal in the draw against Hull City. Saturday’s game against Reading was to be the last of his initial loan deal but chairman Ken Bates has hinted at the possibility of keeping O’Brien beyond January. Though I had doubts about the signing of a 31 year old when O’Brien arrived and despite lingering worries about the number of goals we’re still shipping there’s no doubt that the Bolton man has been a calming influence on our defence and I’m happy to see him extend his stay.