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Leyton Orient sign former Leeds United loanee Zan Benedicic

PUBLISHED: 16:32 19 September 2016 | UPDATED: 16:32 19 September 2016

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

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

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League Two club confirm addition of Slovenian under-21 international

Leyton Orient have completed the signing of 20-year-old Zan Benedicic on a deal until January.

The attacking midfielder has been on trial at the O’s and impressed enough to earn a permanent contract.

He is no stranger to English football having been loaned out to Leeds United in August 2014.

Although it was set to be until the end of the season, a knee injury meant he returned to AC Milan early.

Benedicic made two appearances for Leeds – both as substitutes before his loan was cut short.

After leaving Milan, the Slovenian under-21 international moved to Ascoli via Como, but had his contract terminated last month.

It has allowed him to sign for Orient and he will provide more competition for manager Andy Hessenthaler.

Whether another attacking midfielder is required at the club, however, remains a different subject altogether.

However Benedicic will hope to prove in his four months in east London that he is good enough to shine at this level.


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