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NEWS: O's complete signing of former Hammer Turgott

19 June 2015

Orient add ex-West Ham winger Turgott to squad

Orient have completed the signing of former West Ham United youngster Blair Turgott, with the 21-year-old signing a one-year deal with the O's.

Turgott came through the youth ranks at West Ham, and went on to have loan spells with Bradford City, Colchester United, Rotherham United and Dagenham & Redbridge.

The England under-16,17,18 and 19 international ended his time with the Hammers in February, before linking up with Coventry City in a short-term deal until the end of the season.

And now the Bromley-born winger is reunited with O's head coach Ian Hendon, who was his development coach with the Hammers, before Hendon stepped up to become first-team coach at Upton Park.

And on Turgott's signing, Hendon told www.leytonorient.com: "Blair is predominantly a wide player who is very quick and very athletic. He is non stop in his work rate and he can deliver a great ball into the box."

"He has gained experience out on loan over the years and he will be a good addition to the squad."

Interviews with both Turgott and Hendon will be on the website shortly.

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