McGleish pens new deal
Leyton Orient striker Scott McGleish has taken up the option of another year with the club.
By Chris Galea
Last Updated: 03/06/10 2:30pm
Leyton Orient striker Scott McGleish has put pen to paper on a new deal, taking up the option of another year with the club.
The 36-year-old rejoined Orient for a third stint on a one-year deal last summer, but had an option to extend by a further 12 months, which he has opted to take up.
The experienced striker has made over 600 appearances in his career, with 108 of those for Leyton Orient.
Os boss Russell Slade told skysports.com that he is delighted to have him on board and hopes that out-of-contract duo Charlie Daniels and Adam Chambers follow his footsteps in signing new deals.
"Scott McGleish has decided to take that option up that he has got, so he will certainly be with us next season," he said.
"We are just waiting on two players to get back to us regarding new contracts and those are Charlie Daniels and Adam Chambers.
"We hope they will decide to stay because they've been terrific players for both the club and for me since I've been here, but they may have other options.
"If they move on then we will have to look elsewhere to build our team for next season."
Meanwhile, Slade also revealed that the club are close to completing a deal for a mystery midfielder.
The former Brighton boss refused to give anything away in terms of the player's identity apart from the fact that a number of clubs are also in the hunt for him.
"We are hopeful of announcing a new midfielder in the next 48 hours, but I can't tell you any details yet because he is a player that is well sought after and we'd prefer to keep that under wraps until everything is signed and sealed," he added.
"We've done a lot of surgery on the back four, but there is still a bit of work to be done on the midfield I feel.
"We added little Dean Cox, who helps as he is forward thinking and wide, so he helps put crosses into the box, but we would like to add another couple of midfielders shortly."