Shaun Batt has re-joined Leyton Orient on a free transfer following his departure from Millwall. The 26 year-old forward has signed a two year contract with the O’s and he will link up with the squad immediately for pre-season training.
Batt joined Orient on loan from Millwall in January 2013 and he went on to make 13 appearances for the O’s. His first goal for the club came in the 2-2 draw against Southend United in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Area Final second leg. He went on to score two more goals in a Orient shirt, in victories over Portsmouth and Carlisle. Batt was recalled by his parent club in April. He featured eight times for Millwall at the end of the 2012/13 campaign and he was used as a late substitute in the FA Cup Semi-final against Wigan at Wembley Stadium.
It appeared as if Batt would be offered a new contract with the Lions, but the departure of Kenny Jackett and the arrival of Steve Lomas as manager led to his release.
Notts County and Preston were reported to be among the clubs interest in securing Batt’s signature. Barry Hearn directly expressed Orient’s interest in Batt over twitter and the club and the player have now agreed a deal.