Leyton Orient have agreed new contracts with youth team graduates Harry Lee and Sandro Semedo.
Lee’s contract had expired on the 30th June but the midfielder has signed a new contract that will keep him at the club until June 2016. The 20 year-old signed his first professional contract with the O’s in April 2013 and his one-year contract was extended for a another year last summer.
Harry Lee made his Orient debut as a substitute against Oldham on the final day of the 2012/13 season. He is yet to make his full senior debut but he has made seven appearances from the bench. Last term he featured in two JPT ties as well as two League One fixtures. He has also had two loan spells with Conference South side Farnborough.
Semedo has signed his first professional contract which will run for two-years. The winger scored four goals in 13 appearances for the youth team last term and he also played in a number of reserve fixtures. In February he scored a spectacular goal in a behind-closed-doors development game against Luton Town.
Meanwhile, the club have also confirmed that Montel Agyemang, Freddy Moncur, Jack Humphrey, Sam Ling and Scott Kashket are all under contract for the 2015/16 season.
Ian Hendon’s recruitment policy so far appears to be geared towards building a younger squad, which is a very different direction to the policy of recruiting older players that took place last season. The new O’s boss will be hoping that the change in strategy will yield better results.
Andy Edwards’ youth team were crowned Merit League Division Two champions last term.