O's 'keeper turns down contract offers from the O's in favour of a move north to Preston North End
GOALKEEPER Jamie Jones has declined the offer of a new contract with Leyton Orient and agreed to a move north to join fellow League 1 side Preston North End.
Jones was the Club's longest serving player having joined from Everton in the summer of 2008 and went on to make 179 appearances between the posts for the O's.
The 25-year-old has played under three different Orient managers and broke into the side in the 2008-09 season when he took over the position from Glenn Morris. He was a key part of the side that finished 7th in 2010-11 and reached the fifth round of the FA Cup against Arsenal. He missed almost the entirety of the following year with a shoulder problem but since then he also made 33 appearances in the team which finished seventh in 2012-13 and 37 during the memorable last campaign, though was absent through injury between December and March.
His last appearance came in the Play-Off Final defeat at Wembley against Rotherham with Dean Cox now taking over the role as Orient's longest serving player.
The Club would like to thank him for his service and wish him well for the future.