One in for Slade - now he’s waiting on two more

Keeper Jamie Jones pledges his future to the club

Orient manager Russell Slade was given a boost when goalkeeper Jamie Jones committed his long-term future to the club by agreeing a new three-year deal.

The 22-year-old is the first of three out-of-contract players to make his mind up and he will pen a deal that will take him to 2014.

Jones admitted that he could have moved on and explained: “There were options elsewhere, but I decided between me and my family that the new contract here was what I wanted and I’m really happy to have committed my future to the club.

“I’m delighted to agree a new contract. It’s nice to be offered such a long-term deal and it shows what the people at Leyton Orient think of me.”

The O’s boss brought in his first summer signing recently, when he signed Scott Cuthbert from Swindon and is delighted Jones is staying.

Now Slade is waiting for decisions this week from midfield duo Jimmy Smith and Adam Chambers as he continues to rebuild for next season.