James pens new O’s deal

Sky Bet League Two outfit, Leyton Orient have confirmed that full-back, Tom James has put pen to paper on a new two-year deal, keeping him at teh Breyer Group Stadium outfit until 2024.

The Welshman joined the East Londoners in July 2021 from Scottish Premiership side, Hibernian, and produced a series of impressive performances until he was struck by a hamstring injury in December of that year.

‘It feels really good to have got the contract sorted,” the player told www.leytonorient.com.

“I wanted to get it sorted before the summer started, and thankfully today it has happened.”

“I can’t wait to come back fighting fit for next season. I really enjoyed the start of the season and the injury was really frustrating, but I’m ready to go again now.”

Meanwhile, O’s Head Coach, Richie Wellens, added: “We wanted to get a few things done as early as possible, and of course getting Tom done so early is a great start,” said Head Coach Richie Wellens.

“We want him to stay injury-free next year and, as a player we know he’s not only good defensively, but we expect some goals and assists from him.”

“Technically he’s a really good player, but he has a good footballing brain too. He may have only trained four or five times, but we expect him to take to pre-season as a duck to water, and really fit into how we want to play.”

Brian Jeeves

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