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Leyton Orient complete loan deal



Leyton Orient manager Ross Embleton has added to his squad by signing Gillingham midfielder Ousseynou Cisse on loan until the end of the season.

The midfielder has a continental background, as the 28-year-old progressed through the youth academy at French giants PSG before moving on to play senior football with Amiens and Dijon.

He signed for Spanish club Rayo Vallecano in 2015, and was then sent out on loan to Wassland-Beveren.

Having then had a spell at Tours, the midfielder arrived in England last season and featured for MK Dons, becoming a big part of their side as they achieved promotion from League Two, making 32 appearances across all competitions along the way.

The midfielder then signed for Gillingham in the summer, but has failed to see the minutes that he would have liked on the pitch, having featured just five times across all competitions this season, scoring one goal.

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On the signing, Embleton said: “The signing of Ousseynou is one that we are very pleased about.

“We have taken our time in the last two weeks since the window opened, to make sure that we really look at the right type of characters and the right type of players to fit in with what we want.

“He hasn’t played the amount of football this season that he would have liked, but that’s often what happens with the signings that you make in January.

“It’s great that we can give him an opportunity and a platform to come in and perform. We’re really pleased to have him ready and available for the weekend.”

Cisse will be looking to get the game-time that he failed to see in the first half of the season, and he is available for Leyton Orient’s match tomorrow away at Port Vale.

The Verdict

Being a defensive midfielder by trade, Cisse will add bite and energy to the base of the Orient midfield to try and push them further up the League Two table.

The 28-year-old has experience of the league and knows what it takes to win games over a prolonged period of it, and with Cisse seeking games, the loan move for him at Leyton Orient could suit all parties.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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