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Ipswich Town striker Aaron Drinan switches to Leyton Orient for undisclosed fee



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Leyton Orient have completed the signing of Ipswich Town striker Aaron Drinan.

The 23-year-old Irishman joined the Tractor Boys from Waterford back in January 2018.

He went on to have four loan spells during his stint at Portman Road, alongside making 22 senior appearances for Ipswich, scoring one goal.

Aaron Drinan has signed for Leyton Orient. Picture: Barry Goodwin
Aaron Drinan has signed for Leyton Orient. Picture: Barry Goodwin

He did have 12 months remaining on his deal in Suffolk, but he has now switched to League Two Orient for an undisclosed fee.

Drinan told the Orient website: “I’ve been speaking to the club, over the last week or so to try and get something sorted. Now I’m here, I can’t wait to get started.

“The first meeting I had with the manager; he sold the club to me, the plans he had for me and the plans for the club.”

Meanwhile, O's boss Kenny Jackett added: “He strengthens our frontline, and he has a little bit of everything. He’s 6ft 1, he’s quite quick and will attack the first ball, as well as get down the sides of defenders.

“I have seen a lot of potential in him, and I’m really pleased he has dropped down a level to join Leyton Orient. He bolsters our attacking options, and with his pace and strength I think he’ll cause trouble for defenders.”

“He’s 23, and I think he’s coming into his strongest years. I’ve seen enough to know I want to work with him, and I think he’ll be a real asset for us.”

Drinan is the 20th contracted professional to have left Ipswich so far this summer.

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