Search

Talented youngster Ruel Sotiriou signs first professional deal with Leyton Orient after impressive 2017/18 season

PUBLISHED: 13:31 24 May 2018 | UPDATED: 13:35 24 May 2018

Leyton Orient coaches Danny Webb, Ross Embleton and Peter Gill (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Leyton Orient coaches Danny Webb, Ross Embleton and Peter Gill (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Simon O'Connor Photography

The 17-year-old caught the eye for Heybridge Swifts and Leatherhead last season and has agreed a two-year contract with O’s

Leyton Orient have continued their plans for the 2018/19 season by tying down young prospect Ruel Sotiriou to a contract until the summer of 2020.

The teenage forward impressed for the academy and first-team during the past campaign and has now signed his first professional deal with the O’s.

Sotiriou made his Orient debut during the FA Cup fourth qualifying round clash away to Dagenham & Redbridge on October 14 and went on to make his league debut a week later.

He appeared during National League games with Macclesfield Town, Gateshead and Torquay United before he enjoyed a successful loan spell with Heybridge Swifts.

After impressing in the Bostik North, Sotiriou jumped up a level and linked up with Sammy Moore at Leatherhead and the striker again showed his potential with a goal on his debut at Hendon.

Following an encouraging spell with the Tanners, the talented attacker returned to Brisbane Road and helped Peter Gill’s under-18s clinch the EFL Youth Alliance Merit Division 2 title.

Having impressed Gill, Danny Webb, Justin Edinburgh and Ross Embleton over the past season, Sotiriou has now agreed a two-year deal with O’s much to the delight of director of football Martin Ling.

The youngster told the official club website: “I’m buzzing to get a new contract, I’ve been at the club for four years now and I’m pleased to have pushed on and got my first professional contract.

“I’m aiming to get more minutes under my belt next season and score goals for this football club. The gaffer is very demanding and great to work under, so I’m looking forward to learning lots from him.”

Latest East London Sports News

Yesterday, 18:18

Marcus Trescothick fell five runs short of a 67th first-class century as Somerset posted 308-7 on the opening day of the Specsavers County Championship match with defending champions Essex at Taunton.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

The O’s secured a first victory in E10 this season, but may use the loan market soon, although David Mooney doesn’t seem likely to figure much

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Premier League: West Ham United 1 (Arnautovic 33p) Bournemouth 2 (Wilson 60, Francis 66)

National League: Leyton Orient 1 Boreham Wood 0

Saturday, August 18, 2018

The 33-year-old admitted the Eagles were disappointed with how they played in this year’s Vitality Blast

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Captain Jobi McAnuff will be back available for the O’s

Friday, August 17, 2018

The 22-year-old played for the under-23s on Monday night and wants to keep his match fitness up

Friday, August 17, 2018

A piece from our Kick-Off pullout, where Sporting Bengal United boss Imrul Gazi looks ahead to the new campaign

PROMOTED CONTENT

Are you a landlord looking for a fixed rental income, paid whether the property is empty or not? Steve Westley, general manager at estate agents Elliot Leigh, explains their Guaranteed Rent Scheme and how it takes the stress out of letting your property.

Newsletter Sign Up

East London Advertiser twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now