O’s snap up defender Beckles

Leyton Orient have bolstered their defensive options with the signing of Omar Beckles on a two-year contract.

The Leytonstone-born player returns to East London after rejecting a new deal with Crewe Alexandra. Previously, the 29-year-old served several clubs, including Aldershot Town, Accrington Stanley and Shrewsbury Town. On becoming Jenny Jackett’s second summer signing, Beckles explained to www.leytonorient.com: “ 

I’m delighted to be here; to be back home.

I’m really excited to get going. Looking at the intent of the Club and Kenny coming in – the time was right.

“The gaffer is a big part of me coming here. I don’t see him as a League Two Manager at all. For me, that’s a sign of intent of the direction this Club wants to go. That played a massive part for me.”

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Brian Jeeves

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