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NEWS: O's complete swoop for Kelly

2 July 2016

Midfielder signs for Orient

Leyton Orient are pleased to announce midfielder Liam Kelly has joined the O's.

The 26-year-old has penned a three-year deal with the club and joins for an undisclosed fee from League One side Oldham Athletic.

Kelly leaves the Latics having made 87 appearances at Boundary Park in two seasons, and picked up the Player of the Year award at Oldham last term.

On the signing of Kelly, O’s boss Andy Hessenthaler told leytonorient.com:  "He is an excellent player and we now have four central midfield players with the likes of Sammy Moore, Nigel Atangana and another new signing in Robbie Weir, so there is great competition for places and that should spur them all on.

"Liam has played a lot of football last season for Oldham and we certainly did our homework on him and we are delighted to have him here. Liam is excited and sees where the club wants to go and he wants to be part of that. 

"He was their player of the season last term and that's great. We are signing a League One player at a good age and if we can get to where we want to be with promotion this season, we have a ready made League One player at the club. I believe Gavin Massey won player of the year last season at Colchester as well so that just shows you where these players want to go and where they want to be. It is a pat on the back for everyone at this club to be able to get these calibre of players here.

"Liam is a player the club have been looking at for some time and we are delighted to be able to add his qualities to the existing squad."

The midfielder joined Bristol City from Scottish side Kilmarnock, and it was during his stay at Rugby Park where he was  called up to represent Scotland, featuring off the bench in a 2-1 friendly win over Luxembourg.

An interview with the latest new signing will be on Orient PlayerHD.

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