Mathieu Baudry has signed a new contract that will extend his stay at Brisbane Road until June 2016. The French defender had an impressive debut season, making 35 appearances for the O’s in all competitions. The 25 year-old joined the club last summer following his release from Bournemouth. His previous contract was due to expire at the end of the coming season, but he has now followed his countryman Romain Vincelot by committing his future to Leyton Orient.
Baudry made an instant impact by scoring on his debut against Charlton in the first round of the Capital One Cup. He went on to score another three goals throughout the season. As the 2012/13 campaign progressed, Baudry managed to establish himself as a key member of the squad as well as a popular figure with the fans. He was voted Total Orient Player of the Season for 2012/13 due to his impressive performances.
Baudry expressed his happiness at signing a new contract, tweeting:
Pleased to signed my new contract with #lofc …thanks to everyone for the messages…really excited and ambitious for the new season
— baudry (@mathbaudry5) July 11, 2013