ORIENT defender Mathieu Baudry has signed a contract extension with the Club that will see him through to the end of the 2015-16 season.
The Frenchman signed for the O’s from AFC Bournemouth at the start of last season and made 35 appearances for Russell Slade’s side during the 2012-13 campaign.
The 25-year-old still had another year to run on his current contract but has now secured his future in E10 and is only too delighted to do so.
He said: “I’m very happy for it to be done, it’s been agreed in principle for some time but there were a couple of minor details to sort and I’m glad it’s done now. I like my life here; I’m enjoying my football, I’m enjoying playing with the lads and I’m excited about the coming season with the team we’ve got.
“The gaffer has been great too, we spoke towards the end of last season and he knew I wanted to stay so I never even looked elsewhere. I want to stay and confirm what I did last season.
“The fans have always had in confidence in me and that really helps and I want to stay and do well for them.”
O’s boss Russell Slade is equally pleased to get the defender tied down on a longer contract, “It’s fantastic news that we’ve been able to extend it. Mathieu played a very important part in the second half of last season and showed what a good player he is at this level and now he has a great opportunity to build on that,” said Slade.
We’ll have a full interview with Mathieu Baudry on Orient Player later today.