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CONTRACT: Judd - 'It has always been a dream of mine'

5 December 2016

Defender keen to build on impressive few weeks

Orient defender Myles Judd admitted signing his first professional contract caps off a fine few weeks for the youngster.

The 17-year-old made his first start for the club in the home game with Exeter City, before following that up with a start at Doncaster Rovers four days later.

And last Friday the defender rounded off a memorable fortnight signed a two-year deal for the club which he joined as a 10-year-old.

“I am over the moon to have signed my first professional contract,” he told leytonorient.com.

“I have been with the club since the age of 10 and it has always been a dream of mine. Football is all I have ever wanted to do, so now hopefully I can push on and try to get in the first team squad even more.”

“It caps off a great few weeks having been involved with the first team and I could not ask for much more really.

“Playing alongside the likes of Nicky Hunt, Tom Parkes and Callum Kennedy has been great and they have all helped me enormously in these last few weeks.”

Judd becomes the fifth member of the current under-18 squad to sign professional terms, with Josh Koroma, Steven Alzate, Tristan Abrahams and Henry Ochieng also signing two-year deals.

With so many of them already penning contracts, Judd believes that will bode well for the future.

“A number of the under-18s have earned professional contracts and that is great,” he added.

“We have worked up a close bond with each other over the last few years and hopefully we can all build on this and push on with the first team in years to come.”

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