Leyton Orient have announced that Charlie Grainger has agreed a new two-year contract that will keep him at the club until the summer of 2019.
2014 was a significant year for Grainger as he won his first cap with the England Under 18s, he captained the Orient youth team and he was named Orient’s Youth Team Player of the Season for 2013/14. The young goalkeeper was rewarded with his first pro-contract with the O’s in the summer of that year.
In February 2015 Grainger signed a contract extension and later that year, in September, he made his senior debut in a Football League Trophy Tie against Luton Town. He then went on to make three more senior appearances in 2015/16 and kept his first senior clean sheet in the FA Cup tie against Scunthorpe United.
Last term, Grainger faced competition from both Alex Cisak and Sam Sargeant for the number one spot. He made a run of three appearances in March, but lost his place to Sargeant who ended the season in the O’s goal.
Grainger’s contract was due to expire this summer, but he is now set to battle it out with Sargeant to be Orient’s number one choice in goal for the coming season.
Charlie has already gained experience of non-league football with various loan spells at Cray Wanderers, Histon, Farnborough, and Hampton & Richmond Borough.
News of Charlie Grainger’s contract extension follows the announcement of David Mooney’s return to the club.