Leyton Orient sign Tom Parkes from Bristol Rovers

PUBLISHED: 18:39 15 June 2016

New Leyton Orient signing Tom Parkes (right) in action for Bristol Rovers (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

New Leyton Orient signing Tom Parkes (right) in action for Bristol Rovers (pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO)

Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO c/o 27 Plaiters Way, Braintree, Essex, CM7 3LR - Editorial Use ONLY - FA Premier League and Football Leagu

O’s add to squad by making move for out-of-contract Gas defender

Leyton Orient have made their fifth signing of the summer, with Tom Parkes joining from Bristol Rovers on a free transfer after penning a two-year deal at Brisbane Road.

The defender will officially move to east London when his contract with the Gas expires on July 1, having made more than 150 league appearances for the West Country side since joining in 2012.

The 24-year-old made 34 appearances in all competitions last season as Darrell Clarke’s men won promotion from League Two in dramatic fashion on the final day of the season.

But Parkes has now chosen to further his career with the O’s, joining Callum Kennedy, Robbie Weir, Gavin Massey and Josh Doherty in joining this summer.

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the East London Advertiser. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Latest East London Sports News

10 minutes ago

West Ham United Women’s Alisha Lehmann is one of the finest young talents in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League.

Yesterday, 08:00

With gyms closed and fitness classes cancelled during the coronavirua pandemic, many people have been choosing to use the government’s unlimited exercise time to opt for a daily jog.

Yesterday, 07:00

The London Youth Games believes ‘Sport is a right for all’ and are excited to announce the launch of the LYG Virtual Games on Monday.

Fri, 15:00

London Lions captain Joe Ikhinmwin has insisted his team will be more ‘fired up’ to win BBL title next season after their current season was cut short due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Fri, 13:53

The Premier League has confirmed the fixture schedule for the first three match rounds of the resumed 2019/20 season.

Fri, 13:00

Cricket clubs across England and Wales can benefit from digital skills webinars as part of a new partnership between the ECB and Google Digital Garage.

Fri, 11:42

Chelsea have been confirmed as 2019-20 Barclays FA Women’s Super League champions after the season was ended last month.

Fri, 09:00

Premiership Rugby has announced its plan to resume the Gallagher Premiership season on August 15.


The new NHS Test and Trace service launched across England on May 28 forms a central part of the Government’s coronavirus recovery strategy to help us all get our lives back to something like normal. Here we explain how the system will work and answer some of the key questions which have been raised by members of the public.

Schools across the country have been preparing for some of their pupils to return to the classroom. Here is how one group of schools has been getting ready to make sure pupils can be taught safely and get on with lessons.

The Government is encouraging people to stay alert as many take their first steps back to their workplace.

Most read sport

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Most Read

Latest from the East London Advertiser