HARRISON: 'To rejoin the O's is fantastic'

access_time 6 years ago

New goalkeeping coach Lee Harrison has spoken of his delight returning to Leyton Orient.

The former O’s keeper, who made 63 appearances in goal for the club between 2003 and 2005, rejoined the club last week following a spell as development goalkeeper coach at West Ham United.

But the 43-year-old Harrison felt it was time to come back to the Matchroom Stadium.

“I’ve been here a few times now- as a schoolboy, player and coach. I’ve now done the hat-trick!” Harrison told leytonorient.com.

Head coach Ian Hendon and Harrison both played together at Barnet, and the latter was pleased to be reunited with a former team-mate.

“I’ve played with Ian before and we’ve known each other from the age of 11. Ian knows what he wants to do,” he added.

This was not a decision which came lightly for the former Orient stopper, leaving a Premier League Club in West Ham where he spent three years, but Harrison added: “To come here and have a go at a club where I’ve played as a player and here a long while was the thing which tipped it for me.”

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