ORIENT have today (Thursday) signed Romain Vincelot on a contract until the end of the season.
The versatile 27-year-old was released by Brighton & Hove Albion at the end of January and The O’s have wasted little time in snapping him up.
Vincelot will be no stranger to O’s fans as he has appeared against the club four times in the 2010-11 season for Dagenham & Redbridge, scoring two goals in the process, whilst Orient manager Russell Slade admitted he has been an admirer of the French player for some time.
He said: “Romain is a great signing for us, he has an excellent attitude and will give us versatility. He’s played in midfield or across the back four at Championship level so he’s got good experience and he can score goals too. I’ve admired him for a while since his time at Dagenham & Redbridge and if he impresses during the time he is here then we will do all we can to keep him at the football club.
“We are starting to get some depth in the squad and with players coming back from injury we are looking strong for the final third of the season.”
Vincelot arrived in the UK from France in 2010 when he signed for Dagenham & Redbridge and went on to make 61 appearances and score 13 goals during his time at Victoria Road. Upon leaving The Daggers, he was signed by Championship side Brighton & Hove Albion in July 2011 and was used in a number of different positions during his 18 month spell with the club. Earlier this season he spent two months on loan at League Two side Gillingham, with his last match coming on Boxing Day.
Vincelot will wear the number 4 shirt during his time at the club and is eligible to play in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.