Pirelli Stadium

Next Game

Burton Alb v Derby

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 19:30

Friendly Match

Last Game

Notts Co 1 - 3 Derby

Saturday, 19 July 2014, 13:00

Friendly Match

Legzdins: Difficult to leave

Adam Legzdins has left Derby County 'with a heavy heart', but is now setting his sights on becoming Leyton Orient's number one.

Last Updated: 14/06/14 at 18:47 Post Comment

Adam Legzdins: Has left Derby and signed for Leyton Orient

Adam Legzdins: Has left Derby and signed for Leyton Orient

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

The 27-year-old goalkeeper is to link up with Orient on a two-year contract after seeing his deal at Derby expire.

He has spent the last four years in the Midlands, making 37 first team appearances.

Legzdins saw no Championship action in the 2013/14 campaign, though, behind Lee Grant and has been reluctantly forced to accept that he needs to take his career in a different direction.

He said in the Derby Telegraph: “I leave Derby with a heavy heart. It was a great set of players and I was friends with all of them.

“I can see how that togetherness can help you achieve great things and so I wanted a club with a close set of lads with great camaraderie.

“Last year was disappointing for me for various reasons and I played fewer games than I’d hoped, but the year before I played 33 games in the Championship.

“That’s my ambition, to play games. I don’t want to be number two goalkeeper.”

Legzdins was a loan target for Orient last season and both parties are delighted to have seen a deal belatedly pushed through.

He added: “I’m delighted that it’s all been sorted.

“I was aware that Orient were interested in me last year for a loan move but, unfortunately, it didn’t happen.

“But once I found out they were interested in me again, I spoke to the manager and the goalkeeper coach and it became very clear the ambition of the club is to build on last year, so I’m thrilled to be a part of it.”

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

A

rturo Vidal, James Rodriguez, Angel Di Maria...........who cares we have Mark Oxley.......Ah tis good to be Hibs fan :)

frakessmee
Hull keeper agrees Hibs loan

I

t's just a ride. Bill Hicks is sorely missed, what a prophet and still relevant twenty years after his death. I'm glad though he didn't get to see George Bush Jnr as President.

thesza888
Wilshere: Is He Smoking Enough?

W

hile not comparing the ability of Wilshire to Dr Socrates of Brazil, didn't he do about forty a day?

nedsmar
Wilshere sorry for smoking

Footer 365

Manchester United: Louis van Gaal admits he will not buy players just for the sake of it

New Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal insists he will not buy players just for the sake of it.

Transfer news: West Ham are set to sign Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson on loan

Sky Sports understands West Ham are poised to win the race to sign Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson on loan.

Transfer news: Juventus determined to keep hold of Manchester United target Arturo Vidal

Juventus managing director Giuseppe Marotta has reiterated the club's desire to keep hold of Arturo Vidal.

Mail Box

No Wonder Wenger Doesn't Buy British

That's if reports that Calum Chambers cost Arsenal £16m are to be believed. The English premium shows no signs of disappearing. Plus, worrying about poor Southampton...

Reasons To Believe That Van Gaal Will Be The Best

Some supporters sound oh so confident on Louis Van Gaal's excellence. Plus thoughts on shirt sales, best signings, football sevens and a good deal more besides...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property