NEWS: Lee Angol signs for the O's

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The 24-year-old front-man, who has agreed a two-year deal, began his career as an apprentice at Tottenham Hotspur where he worked with Interim Head Coach, Ross Embleton, before joining Wycombe Wanderers in July 2012, enjoying loan spells at Hendon, Maidenhead United and Boreham Wood, scoring seven times in 22 matches for the latter. 

Angol then made the move to Luton Town and immediately returned to Meadow Park, scoring 25 times in 39 appearances as he finished as the National League South top scorer, netting 33 times in all competitions.

He was named as Boreham Wood’s Player of the Season as well as receiving the Young Player of the Year at the National Game Awards. 

Angol signed a three-year contract at League One side, Peterborough United and netted twice on debut in a 5-1 victory against Oldham Athletic. He finished the 2015-16 season with 11 goals from 38 appearances.

However, a fractured ankle in pre-season of 2016 curtailed his progress at the Posh and he made the move to National League side, Lincoln City, on loan on March 6, 2017.

Angol netted a hat-trick on debut for the Imps as he scored six goals in 13 appearances as he played a major part in securing Danny Cowley’s promotion to the Football League. 

The forward then made the move to League Two side Mansfield Town, where he netted nine times from 17 starts. He joined Shrewsbury Town on August 9, 2019, scoring three times in 10 starts. 

Angol told upon joining, “I feel quite inspired to be joining the Club. Everyone knows what Leyton Orient did last year, you can see what trajectory they are on, everyone knows how big of a club Leyton Orient are and they are on a mission to get back where they were so I’m excited.”

Martin Ling told, “We’ve been monitoring Lee for the last six months, he was one of the players we had on the target list in January when we thought there was a chance we would lose one of our strikers. He’s someone we’ve done all the due diligence on, he’s got a great attitude and is a good player and we’re pleased to have him on board.”