A left-back by trade Sweeney, 19, has progressed from the academy through to the youth team, having been with The O’s since the U8 age group.
“I’m buzzing to be here again, the club means so much to me. I’ve been here for a long time, and we used to be told as a youngster, your aim is to come and play in the Stadium. So to have done that is great, and the aim is to continue that next season,” he said, in his club interview.
Sweeney made his first appearance for The O’s in the FA Trophy under Justin Edinburgh, but has continued to work hard behind the scenes and push towards the first team.
At the end of last season, he was rewarded, and made his Football League debut away at Salford City in the final game of the season.
“Last season was very mixed, but there were many positives, including my league debut, which was a dream come true. Looking forward now, the aim is to play more games.”
Sweeney is the second senior play to extend his contract with the club this summer, as new manager Kenny Jackett takes the reins in E10.
“I’m really excited by the appointment, I know he was a player for Watford, and he was a left back, so it’s a big chance for me to learn from him.”
“My aim now is to continue to improve and develop as a player, I’m still young, so this consistent development is so important.”
Sweeney follows on from the contract renewal of Craig Clay, and the first professional deals signed by the academy trio, as Kenny Jackett’s squad starts to take shape.
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