Powerful forward Ollie Palmer became Orient’s fifth summer signing of 2015 when he put pen-to-paper on a two-year deal.
Palmer, who stands at 6 foot 5, began his career at Woking and made a number of substitute appearances for the first team before moving to Havant & Waterlooville in 2011.
The striker would go on to spend two years at The Hawks and it was during his second season that he flourished as he bagged 25 goals during the 2012-13 season to be named the Conference South’s Player of the Year having finished as the divisions top scorer.
Palmer’s impressive form led to Mansfield securing his signature for an undisclosed fee that summer and scored his first goal for the club in a 1-0 victory at Wycombe Wanderers in August 2013, which was subsequently the clubs first goal since making their return to the Football League.
The 2014-15 season was to be frustrating for Palmer at Mansfield however as he made the majority of his appearances from the bench before joining Grimsby Town on loan in January 2015 and where he impressed with eight goals in 15 appearances.