Adam Legzdins became Russell Slade’s first signing in summer of 2014 when he signed a two-year deal with the O’s following his release from Derby County.
The goalkeeper, who is eligible to play for Latvia, started his career at Birmingham City but was unable to break into the first-team and was sent out on loan to Halifax, Oldham and Macclesfield before joining Crewe Alexandra in 2008.
Legzdins spent two years at Crewe but again found his chances limited and moved to Burton Albion in 2010 where he made his name. The goalkeeper was ever-present throughout their 2010-11 campaign and was named the supporters’ and players’ player of the year.
His fine form earned him a move to Championship side Derby County that summer and Legzdins went on to make 33 appearances for the Rams during their 2012-13 campaign before being released at the end of the 2013-14 season.