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Leyton Orient
Leyton Orient

O's confirm capture of Callum Reilly

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Leyton Orient are delighted to announce the signature of midfielder Callum Reilly, who pens a one-year deal following the expiration of his contract at AFC Wimbledon.

At 27-years-old, the central midfielder offers a wealth of Football League experience, a majority of which coming in League One and the Championship.

“I’m delighted to be here.”

“It’s a good club. Everyone I’ve spoken to have give me a really good impression,” said Callum.  “I’m really happy to be here.”

“The manager has been really positive towards me. He really wanted me to be here. That was a big factor in me coming here.”

Kenny Jackett was very complimentary of the O’s new signing:

“He is a big tall, left-footed centre-midfielder who likes to play behind the ball. He has a good range of passing so he will fit into the way that we play. He’s excellent at set-pieces.”

“He has a lot of experience higher up, both in the Championship and League One,” said the O’s gaffer. “He comes into a young, but very good group and he will bring experience into midfield.”

Reilly’s football career started with Birmingham City, and he made first team debut for the Blues as an 18-year-old back in 2012. 66 appearances later, Callum signed for Burton Albion where he registered two promotions, taking the club from League Two to The Championship.

From the 16/17 season, Reilly spent four years in League One with three different clubs: Coventry City, Bury and Gillingham. From the latter, he moved on to AFC Wimbledon for whom he racked up 70 appearances in all competitions, scoring six goals.

The centre-midfielder is the 11th new signing of the summer transfer window and will wear the #4 on the back of his shirt.

Reilly becomes The O’s second deadline day signing after Alex Mitchell on loan from Millwall – with both available for bolsters the this weekend’s trip to Newport County.

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