Leyton Orient swoop for former Crystal Palace defender Christian Scales

Leyton Orient's Brisbane Road pitch (pic: Play With A Legend).

Leyton Orient's Brisbane Road pitch (pic: Play With A Legend). - Credit: Archant

O’s Director of Football Martin Ling brings in sixth addition of the summer

Leyton Orient have signed former Crystal Palace defender Christian Scales on a two-year deal.

The 20-year-old left-back is set to compete with Joe Widdowson for a spot in Steve Davis’ starting XI.

Scales started his career in the Norwich City academy before linking up with Crystal Palace in the summer of 2014.

The Hertfordshire youngster signed a professional deal with the Eagles in April 2015 and then made his Football League debut on loan at Crawley in August 2015.


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Scales played nine times for the Red Devils, but was released by Palace in the summer of 2016.

After going on trial at a couple of clubs, the defender turned out for Whitehawk next having joined them in February.

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Scales played six times for the Hawks and was a team-mate of former Orient defender Elliot Omozusi during his time at Enclose Ground.

The defender will now get a chance at Brisbane Road and may make his O’s debut on Saturday at Harlow Town.

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