ELLIOT’S GLAD FOR ORIENT SUPPORT
LEYTON ORIENT defender Elliot Omozusi has expressed his gratitude to the O’s after earning a second contract since his release from prison just under a year ago.
The Hackney-born full back was initially re-signed by the club in January on a six-month deal and signed the latest one-year deal at the beginning of May.
The 24-year-old was jailed in November 2011 for witness intimidation and is now delighted to earn a stay at a club he first played for in 2010.
“The club has shown so much faith and confidence in me, not just as a footballer but as a person. I owe a massive amount to the chairman, chief executive and the manager,” said Omozusi, who made just six appearances this season, after a shoulder problem.
“I’d really like to repay the people who are paying my wages because of what has happened so I hope I can hit the ground running next season.
“I don’t have much time to waste so I hope I make a quick start. Getting back involved was a very big plus for me. I didn’t play as much as I would have liked but that was to be expected because the boys were doing well and I wasn’t fit because of being out for so long.”