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O’s striker doesn’t want move away

PUBLISHED: 14:00 17 April 2015

Leyton Orient forward Chris Dagnall scores on his debut at Crewe Alexandra last year (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Leyton Orient forward Chris Dagnall scores on his debut at Crewe Alexandra last year (pic: Simon O'Connor).

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Brisbane Road top goalscorer has had ‘brilliant’ time at the club

Chris Dagnall celebrates scoring for Leyton Orient (pic: Simon O'Connor)Chris Dagnall celebrates scoring for Leyton Orient (pic: Simon O'Connor)

Chris Dagnall wants to remain at Leyton Orient next season, but appreciates the club’s future needs to be resolved first.

Fabio Liverani’s team are battling against relegation and O’s top goalscorer accepts he cannot discuss extending his stay at Brisbane Road until the end of the current campaign.

Although he is currently on a run of seven matches without a goal, he has been one of Orient’s key player this season.

Orient's Chris Dagnall fights for possession at Crawley (pic: Simon O'Connor)Orient's Chris Dagnall fights for possession at Crawley (pic: Simon O'Connor)

Dagnall, speaking last week, said: “I am not knocking on the door or anything because the club’s response will be ‘we will see where we are next season’.

“But hopefully we get ourselves safe from relegation and then we can sort something out.

“I would definitely like to stay here.”

Orient striker Chris Dagnall is brought down by Port Vale keeper Chris Neal (pic: Simon O'Connor)Orient striker Chris Dagnall is brought down by Port Vale keeper Chris Neal (pic: Simon O'Connor)

The 29-year-old, who celebrated his birthday on Wednesday, has enjoyed his time at Orient since signing in January 2014 after he was released by Barnsley.

He has scored 19 times for O’s and his 12 strikes this season have played a huge part in giving them a fighting chance of beating the drop.

“I have enjoyed living down here and right now I am not looking to move,” added Dagnall.

“My contract is up, but the situation with the club is a bit up in the air.

“I am a bit tired of moving about! I would like to settle down and hopefully that is here. I have enjoyed it since day one, so I hope it continues.”

This is the Scouser’s first time in London too and he admits he doesn’t fancy returning north just yet.

Dagnall added: “It has been brilliant. It is a different experience and a different world and I have enjoyed every second. I don’t want to head back up north!”

Orient fans will hope he doesn’t either.


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