Leyton Orient have signed Lee Angol from Shrewsbury Town for an undisclosed fee. The 24-year-old is the O’s third signing so far this summer and joins on a two-year deal.
Lee Angol Signs For Leyton Orient
New Attacking Option
With the departure of Macauley Bonne, who left for Charlton Athletic, the O’s were in need of firepower for the forthcoming season.
The signing of Lee Angol from League One side Shrewsbury Town will be a welcome one. His addition to the newly promoted side is much needed. The 24-year-old boasts experience in both League One and League Two.
While Angol’s goalscoring record has not set the EFL alight, this could be the opportunity he needs. There is no doubt that the former Peterborough United forward will not be short of chances at Orient.
Angol scored three goals in 17 games for Salop last season before being loaned to League Two champions Lincoln City but only played twice for the Imps. Now with his move to E10 official, perhaps he could discover the form of his career.
Who Will Partner Lee Angol Up Top?
A few weeks ago, Orient completed the signing of Conor Wilkinson from Dagenham & Redbridge. Another 24-year-old striker, it appears as if the O’s are looking for younger and more of a fresh approach in their recruitment.
Also, with Matt Harrold still at Orient for at least another year, there is also his option to turn to. The 33-year-old is a seasoned veteran in the EFL, particularly League One and Two. Harrold spent four seasons at League Two side Crawley Town.
The partnership of Angol and Wilkinson will be new but perhaps welcome. Both forwards match in height, however, Angol’s style of play may just work off Wilkinson’s, who can act as a target man.
Alternatively, Harrold as an option is there. Since his arrival at Orient in 2017 Harrold has been a useful and valuable player for the O’s.