Orient boss Slade closes in on first signing

Midfield man set to strengthen squad

Orient manager Russell Slade hopes to make his first signing before the end of the week.

The O’s chief has targeted ‘three or four’ key signings and has already talked to several players about a move to Brisbane Road.

Slade met with a player today (Tuesday) and said: “Hopefully we are getting really close now and I’m optimistic that something will happen before the end of the week.”

With Slade releasing top scorer Scott McGleish and Ryan Jarvis a new striker is his priority, but the first arrival is likely to be a midfield player.

Slade was keeping the identity of his target under wraps, but said: “With a bit of luck the first one is all bagged up.”