SIGNING: Bowery added to O's squad

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Leyton Orient are delighted to confirm the signing of striker Jordan Bowery on a two-year deal, with the club holding an option to extend his stay by a further year.

The 24-year-old makes the switch to E10 following his release from Oxford United at the end of the 2015-16 campaign.

Bowery began his career with Chesterfield netting 10 goals in 83 league appearances for the Spireites, before making the move to then Premier League side Aston Villa in 2012.

During his time at Villa Park he made 19 league appearances and also spent a spell on loan at Doncaster Rovers, before moving to Rotherham United for an undisclosed fee in 2014.

He netted five league goals during his stay at the New York Stadium and then went on loan to Bradford City, featuring in three games for the Bantams.

After leaving Rotherham United by mutual consent he linked up with League Two side Oxford United, netting seven league goals from 17 games as he helped the U’s to promotion. 

And Chief Operating Officer Vito Miceli is very happy with the club’s transfer dealings over the summer, saying: “This recruitment process started four months ago with the identification of potential targets in League One and League Two by the Club’s scouting system, led by the Head of Recruitment Roberto Gagliardi with the technical advisory of manager Andy Hessenthaler and his assistant Andy Edwards.

“It’s been exciting to have spent the last two months in direct contact with the Chairman Francesco Becchetti, who was excellent in steering the recruitment process and making sound and timely decisions aimed at building a team which will be successful in the seasons to come, in order to achieve those prestigious targets that the second oldest professional club in London deserves.”