Leyton Orient snap up McSweeney

Orient is the 12th club of McSweeney's career

Leyton Orient have signed Hartlepool utility player Leon McSweeney on a free transfer.

The 28-year-old, who was not offered a new contract at Victoria Park, has signed a two-year deal with the O's.

The Irishman, who can play in defence or midfield, has played for Cork, Leicester, Scarborough and Stockport and several other non-league clubs.

Manager Russell Slade, who managed McSweeney at Scarborough, told the club website: (external)"We're delighted to sign him."

"I always try to identify players who can play in a number of positions and Leon can certainly do that.

"He can play wide right in a 4-5-1 or 4-4-2 as well as right-back and as part of a midfield three.

"He's a naturally fit athlete and we're really looking forward to working with him."