NEWS: Goalkeeper makes permanent O's return

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Alex Cisak will return to the O’s on a permanent basis after signing a two-year deal earlier today for an undisclosed fee from Championship side Burnley.

The 26-year-old spent the final three months of last season on loan with the club, and quickly became popular with the O’s fans.

And head coach Ian Hendon was delighted to bring the fans’ favourite back on a permanent basis.

“He was a fans’ favourite last season from this time at the Club and let’s hope it stays that way,” he told

“He is very talented and I think Orient fans have seen that first hand. I have seen him play and know of him.  I haven’t worked with him, but I know Sean Dyche at Burnley quite well  and he speaks very highly of him. We know what Alex is about and Kevin (Nugent) worked with him last year and said if it is a possibility to get him in it is a no-brainer so we have done a deal.

“I am looking forward to having him and the other three new players on board and getting ready for the season.”

The 25-year-old initially joined on a one-month emergency loan deal from then Premier League side Burnley, but having represented the O’s on seven occasions in that time, the agreement was extend until the end of the season.

Cisak is a former Australia youth international and had already spent a loan period with York City last season prior to his loan spell at the O’s.

He joined Burnley from Oldham in the summer of 2013 but after finding opportunities limited, now joins the O’s on a permanent basis, and becomes the fourth signing of the day following the arrivals of Frazer Shaw, Connor Essam and Alan Dunne.