Busy day for Orient boss Slade as he signs three players

Campbell-Ryce is back at the O’s

Orient boss Russell Slade has moved quickly to strengthen his squad following Tuesday night’s 4-2 defeat at Wycombe - by signing three new players.

Bristol City winger Jamal Campbell-Ryce and Sunderland midfielder Adam Reed have both signed on loan until the end of the season, while former Brighton man Jamie Smith has joined on a short-term development contract.

The trio arrive following the exit of striker Jonathan Tehoue who joined Swindon on loan yesterday (Wednesday).

It gives Slade more selection choices ahead of Saturday’s game at Tranmere as he looks to freshen up his injury-hit squad.


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Campbell-Ryce has been on loan at Orient before when he was a youngster at Charlton and Slade said: “There was competition for Jamal’s signature so we are delighted that he has decided to join us.

“He is an established Championship player and will add energy to our play as well as a certain know-how.”

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Slade was also delighted to sign Reed, who spent a loan spell at Brentford last season.

“He is technically very sound and has a combative side to his game, so he will be a big asset to us.”

While 22-year-old Smith has been training at the club recently and the former Brighton man links up once again with Slade.

“Technically, he’s very good on the ball and he has got a couple of months to prove himself while he’s on a development contract here,” said Slade.

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