NEWS: Charlie Lee departs

access_time 2 years ago

The 32-year-old joined the O’s in July 2017 and was named as O’s Captain for the 2017/18 season. The former-Stevenage midfielder scored the first goal of the Nigel Travis and Kent Teague era when he prodded home against Solihull Moors on August 8, 2017. 

However, a ruptured cruciate ligament disrupted most of that season although he returned for the final three games of that campaign. 

Lee found himself as a key instrument on and off the field under Justin Edinburgh, his work in the local area leading him to be named the Leyton Orient Trust Community Player of the Year. He made 38 appearances in all competitions this season as he helped the O’s win the National League title, the fifth promotion of Lee’s career. 

Head Coach Justin Edinburgh praised the midfielder, stating: “We wouldn’t have achieved what we have this year if it wasn’t for the professionalism of players like Charlie. These decisions are never easy but Charlie has played a massive part of returning the O’s to the Football League”

Charlie Lee, when writing on Twitter yesterday, said: “Had an amazing time these 2 years. Me and my family fell in love with this club”

Everyone at the Club wishes Charlie every success moving forward.