O's land Carlisle
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 24-year-old has agreed a two-year deal with The O's - but he must prove his fitness when the club return from pre-season training before the contract goes through.
Carlisle underwent knee surgery in February and although he has been given the all clear, Orient insisted he must show he is fit first.
"Wayne is a player I have monitored for over a year and I am pleased we have agreed a deal with him," said Orient boss Martin Ling (pictured).
"But he has to prove to me that he is over his knee injury, as we don't want to get stung like has happened in the past.
"He's only 24 and is a naturally fit lad, so I'm sure it won't be a problem - but I want to be sure.
"Wayne is a naturally wide player and he's got quite a bit of Division One experience as well as a good goalscoring record with seven in each of the last two seasons from midfield.
"It will work well as I have Wayne Purser who can play as a striker or right winger, and Wayne Carlisle can play either on the right wing or left wing, so we are increasing our options."