Orient Confirm Cissé on loan

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The Club are delighted to announce the signing of Ousseynou Cissé on loan from Gillingham until the end of the season.

The midfielder is Ross Embleton’s second new face through the door this January, following goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux.

Cissé’s first professional appearance was for French side Amiens, after coming through the Youth Academy at PSG. After 36 appearances for Amiens, the now 28-year-old moved to Dijon, where he made 93 appearances for the football club. Cissé bagged his first professional goal against AJ Auxerre in a 2-2 draw in 2014.

Spanish side Rayo Vallecano snapped up the midfielder in 2015 and soon sent him on loan to Belgian team, Waasland-Beveren. Tours would be the next team to have ‘Ouss’ on the books, for whom he made 26 appearances across one season.

MK Dons were Cissé’s first English Club, and he achieved promotion to League One with them in the 18/19 season after the Dons finished third in League Two on the final day of their campaign.

Head Coach Ross Embleton on the new signing:

“The signing of Ousseynou is one that we are very pleased about. We have taken our time in the last two weeks since the window opened, to make sure that we really look at the right type of characters and the right type of players to fit in with what we want.

He hasn’t played the amount of football this season that he would have liked, but that’s often what happens with the signings that you make in January. It’s great that we can give him an opportunity and a platform to come in and perform. We’re really pleased to have him ready and available for the weekend.”

Cissé will be available for selection tomorrow afternoon and will wear the number 31 on the back of his shirt.

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