Tom James leaves Hibs to sign for Leyton Orient after two years at Easter Road

Leyton Orient have signed defender Tom James from Scottish Premiership side Hibernian.

Monday, 19th July 2021, 8:41 pm
Updated Monday, 19th July 2021, 9:22 pm
Tom James played just a dozen games for Hibs in two years with the club. Picture: SNS
Tom James played just a dozen games for Hibs in two years with the club. Picture: SNS

The 25-year-old right-back has signed a one-year deal to join the League Two club as they gear up for the 2021/22 season.

James told the club website: "It's a new challenge for me and something I'm really looking forward to. I can't wait to get out on the pitch and get going now.

"I'm versatile, I can play anywhere along the back four, but mainly a right-back who likes to get forward, and like to get assists and goals along the way. But primarily of course I'm a defender, and that's the main job."

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The 22-year-old was a summer signing in 2019 by former Easter Road boss Paul Heckingbottom. In total he made just 12 appearances, scoring once in a League Cup clash against Alloa Athletic.

He fell completely out of favour after the arrival of Jack Ross and spent last season on loan at Wigan Athletic and Salford City.

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