McAnuff pens new O’s deal

POPULAR CLUB CAPTAIN, Jobi McAnuff, has put pen to paper on a new one-year deal with the Sky Bet League Two outfit.

The Jamaican international midfielder is currently enjoying his second spell in E10, having rejoined the club from Stevenage in July 2017.

The 38-year-old, who also serves in a player/coach capacity, has appeared on 141 occasions for the O’s and was delighted to commit further to Ross Embleton’s side, particularly after suffering an injury-hit campaign which sidelined the player until shortly before the curtailment.

“I’m feeling good,” McAnuff told www.leytonorient.com.

“Last year, as everyone knows, was frustrating. I worked really hard to get back to playing, and I’ve got a lot of work again to get to the level I want to get to.

“I don’t just want to be a bit part or be here for the ride, I want to contribute, that’s a big, big thing for me.”

Meanwhile, boss, Embleton added: He’s been at the club since I came back, and we all know what an inspiration he is on the pitch.

“We lost his impact on the pitch last year because Jobi brings a real calmness and quality to our play. His expertise, the way that he sees the game, it’s a real asset to have as a Head Coach.

“But even more than that, he gives me so much in the coaching role, he was a real support to me last year, we built up a great relationship and I’m delighted to see him stay another year.”

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Brian Jeeves

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