Orient sign forward Paul Smyth

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The Club are delighted to confirm the capture of forward Paul Smyth, who has signed a two-year deal after his contract at QPR expired.

Smyth is the fourth signing this summer and he will immediately join up with his new teammates for the beginning of pre-season, next Monday.

“I couldn’t resist.”

“We want to get promoted,” said Smyth. “This is a big Club. The way Kenny wants to play is something I want to be a part of. Promotion is always your ambition when you join a team and I hope we can do that this year.”

You can watch Paul’s full interview, here.

After signing two defenders and a midfielder, the addition of Smyth is Manager Kenny Jackett’s first offensive capture.

“I think he is a very good signing. At 23, there is potential for him to do very well for our Club. I’m delighted he has decided to sign for us.

“His main asset, I think is pace – I like him up front and I like him as a forward. He can score goals and I believe his pace and mobility will give defenders a lot of problems.”

Paul signed for QPR in the summer of 2017 as a 19-year-old and has spent spells on loan at a string of EFL clubs, including Wycombe Wanderers – with whom he was promoted to the Championship.

The 23-year-old began last season at Charlton Athletic before joining Accrington Stanley last January for a second spell at The Accy.

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