Jobi McAnuff Signs One Year Contract Extension

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Leyton Orient are delighted to announce that Club Captain Jobi McAnuff has signed a new one-year contract with The O’s.

McAnuff, who has made 141 appearances for the O’s in two spells, took on a player/coach role last season, which he will be continuing for the 2020/21 season.

The playing side of things, however, were hampered by an injury that kept him out long-term, up until his return in The O’s 2-1 home win against Cambridge in March.

McAnuff however, speaking after signing his contract, is raring to go for the season ahead, and put the injury worries behind him.

“I’m feeling good,” said McAnuff. “Last year, as everyone knows, was frustrating. I worked really hard to get back to playing, and I’ve got a lot of work again to get to the level I want to get to.

“I don’t just want to be a bit part or be here for the ride, I want to contribute, that’s a big, big thing for me.”

“I’m absolutely delighted to get it all done, and stay at the club for at least another year.”

A Real Asset

Speaking on the contract extension, Head Coach Ross Embleton underlined the key role McAnuff plays – both on and off the pitch – and his delight to see him stay.

“He’s been at the club since I came back, and we all know what an inspiration he is on the pitch,” said Head Coach Ross Embleton.

“We lost his impact on the pitch last year, because Jobi brings a real calmness and quality to our play. His expertise, the way that he sees the game, it’s a real asset to have as a Head Coach.

“But even more than that, he gives me so much in the coaching role, he was a real support to me last year, we built up a great relationship and I’m delighted to see him stay another year.”

Backed to The Hilt

“I’ve been blown away in my experience with the fans,” said McAnuff. “Their dedication to the football club, through some real dark days, they’ve backed us to the hilt, in the numbers that turn up every week, the travelling support.

“We’re incredibly grateful for the support that has helped keep the club ticking over, and hopefully stable in the longer term.

“Hopefully it will be rewarded with performances on the pitch, and longer term, getting us promoted.”

If you’re yet to, you can join Jobi by signing up for the 2020/21 campaign, and applying for a Season Card.

Over 2,500 O’s fans have already committed to next season, and in line to receive a great range of benefits!

To get started, head through to our ‘How To Apply’ page here.