Frontman Smyth bolsters O’s attack

Leyton Orient have enhanced their Sky Bet League Two promotion credentials with the signing of 23-year-old striker, Paul Smyth.

Smyth has put pen to paper on a two-year deal at the Breyer Group Stadium. The player started the last campaign at Charlton Athletic before moving to Accrington Stanley.

Paul Smyth (number 28) in action for Charlton Athletic against Accrington Stanley (Kieran Galvin ActionFotoSport)

Having started at Queen’s Park Rangers, Smyth spent a successful loan spell at Wycombe Wanderers. Speaking to www.leytonorient.com, he enthused: “We want to get promoted.

“This is a big Club. The way Kenny wants to play is something I want to be a part of. Promotion is always your ambition when you join a team and I hope we can do that this year.”

Meanwhile, O’s boss, Kenny Jackett added: “I think he is a very good signing. At 23, there is potential for him to do very well for our Club. I’m delighted he has decided to sign for us.

“His main asset, I think, is pace – I like him up front and I like him as a forward. He can score goals and I believe his pace and mobility will give defenders a lot of problems.”

Brian Jeeves

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