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Norwich City Striker Tyrese Omotoye signs on loan

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Leyton Orient Football Club are delighted to confirm the signing of forward Tyrese Omotoye on a season long loan from Norwich City.

The 18-year-old Belgian born striker spent a trial period at the O’s and found the back of the net against Gillingham, in our 2-0 pre-season win.

“I’m delighted. I’ve been here for a few days and now I’m just raring to go.”

“I’ve had a few sessions with the team and got to know the gaffer wants us to play. The goal is to get into that Norwich squad, so, I’ll do everything I can while I’m here to make that happen.”

“He impressed us when he was with us – he has the ability to score goals.”

“He can play across the front three positions, but he’ll want to be in that central position and get in up top,” said manager Kenny Jackett.

“When I look at the squad and balance of it, I felt we needed more challenging in the top three positions up there – so it coincided nicely with us taking him on.”

“We play with three forwards when we can, and I think he’s suited to that – and his pace will be a big asset.”

Omotoye is the ninth new addition this summer, and fifth offensive recruit. He signed for Norwich in 2019 from semi-professional side Cray Wanderers and made his debut as a sub against Luton Town, in December 2020. A new deal soon followed, before a loan move to League One Swindon Town.

Having impressed Norwich City manager Daniel Farke in his three Championship appearances, Omotoye is keen to force himself back into the long term thinking at Carrow Road.

“My goal is to do everything I can here to get back into that Norwich City side – I want to show everyone just how good I am, and score goals.”

The O’s new striker will take the number 17 shirt and will join training immediately ahead of this weekend’s visit to Carlisle United.

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