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10th July 2015 10:57

O's add striker
leytonorient.com, Mon 06 Jul 2015 , Author: Colin Munford

Orient secure the signing of Mansfield Town forward
Leyton Orient have completed the signing of striker Ollie Palmer from fellow League Two side Mansfield Town for an undisclosed fee.

The 23-year-old has signed a two-year deal with the O’s after spending the back end of last season on loan at Conference Premier side Grimsby Town as they just missed out on promotion back to the Football League via a penalty shoot-out in the play-off final at Wembley against Bristol Rovers.

Read more at http://www.leytonorient.com/news/article/os-complete-deal-for-forward-ollie-palmer-2518064.aspx#4ZY3dXPtUw1J74uZ.99

During his time with the Mariners he netted eight goals in 15 games, including two in the Conference Premier play-off semi-final second leg against Eastleigh.

On the signing of Palmer, head coach Ian Hendon told http://www.leytonorient.com: “Ollie is a big striker but there is a lot more to his game. He has good feet and he's a good finisher as well, but more importantly he is hard worker and he will fit in well.

"He was desperate to come to Orient and there was interest from other Football League clubs. I put in a lot of hard work with Ollie in order to get him in, as I have done with all our other signings."

The Epsom-born striker had made the step up into the Football League with Mansfield Town, after scoring 37 goals in 64 league game for Conference South side Havant & Waterlooville between 2011 and 2013.

Palmer opened the Stags account back in the Football League as he scored the decisive goal in the 1-0 win over Wycombe Wanderers.

Prior to his spell with Havant, Palmer has progressed through the youth ranks at Woking, before loan spells with St Albans City and Boreham Wood.

Palmer is the fifth summer signing for the O’s following on from Sean Clohessy, Sammy Moore, Paul McCallum and Blair Turgott putting pen to paper at Orient.

Ollie first interview as an O's Player will follow shortly on YouTube and Orient PlayerHD.


Ollie is Orient’s new man
06 July 2015, by George Sessions

Leyton Orient have completed the signing of former Mansfield Town forward Ollie Palmer for an undisclosed fee. The youngster has signed a two-year contract with the Brisbane Road club, who have to pay a fee because he is under the age of 24 and was offered a new deal by his former club the Stags. He moves to E10 following a mixed time at the Nottinghamshire outfit, but with great pedigree and off the back of a successful loan at Grimsby Town last season. The 23-year-old scored eight goals in 16 appearances with the Conference club and will now be looking to make a name for himself in League Two with the O’s. Palmer demonstrated his ability during a two-year spell with Havant & Waterlooville in the Conference South where his goalscoring prowess alerted him to Chelsea according to various reports. ADVERTISEMENT - Article continues below... Although he failed to hit the heights at Mansfield, Orient head coach Ian Hendon will be confident the forward can find the net with regularity at Brisbane Road. The way Palmer ended the 2014/15 campaign with Grimsby is a sign that his confidence is back and before his transfer to O’s was revealed, Hendon discussed his interested in the 23-year-old. “I know Ollie and I know all about him. He did well towards the end of last season,” said Hendon. “I knew about him where he was at Havant as well and he scored a lot of goals there and put himself on the map. He has had a bit of a barren spell where he went to Mansfield, but he is a striker of interest to us.” Hendon has now made that interest concrete by signing the forward on a two-year deal and Palmer will join fellow new additions Sammy Moore, Sean Clohessy, Blair Turgott and Paul McCallum at Brisbane Road. His transfer follows the news that Darius Henderson has left Orient to “pursue other opportunities.”

Read more at: http://www.london24.com/sport/football/clubs/leyton-orient/ollie_is_orient_s_new_man_1_4141317


Stags sell striker Palmer to Orient
mansfieldtown.net, 6th July 2015

Striker sold to East London outfit for undisclosed fee.

Striker Ollie Palmer has put pen-to-paper on a two-year contract with Sky Bet League Two newcomers Leyton Orient after being sold for an undisclosed fee.

Read more at http://www.mansfieldtown.net/news/article/ollie-palmer-joins-leyton-orient-2518253.aspx#q64Bh6jlxlyOOykk.99

The 23-year-old spent two seasons at One Call Stadium and scored seven goals in 64 appearances.

He finished the 2014/15 campaign at Vanarama Premier side Grimsby Town, for whom he made 16 appearances - scoring on eight occasions.

Manager Adam Murray said: “We have come to an agreement with Leyton Orient which we feel is a good deal for the club.

“It was a move which Ollie wished to pursue and overall, we were happy with the deal which was agreed.

“We thank Ollie for his efforts whilst with us and wish him every success for the future,” he added.


Ollie Palmer
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Delighted to have signed for Leyton Orient Football Club a huge club, and massive opportunity for me to be involved in a promotion push. Its been a tough 2 weeks preseason & can't wait for the new season to start. Also Thank you everyone at Grimsby for the opportunity & game time given to me, I enjoyed my spell there and really hope you win the league this season. Thanks also Mansfield.

I think I forgot to mention the real & positive fans at Mansfield who I've met over the 2 years. You should of been my focus & not getting nibbles off the trollers (although it was too fun) ??Thank you for the support, I've seen all the kind messages and I wish you people well and success! I know Mansfield will do good things next season, but lighten up the rest of ya.. However I am going to mostly miss Mark Stevenson. What a guy!


Ollie Palmer move a good deal for Mansfield Town
by John Lomas, chad.co.uk, 9 July 2015

Mansfield Town manager Adam Murray has wished departing striker Ollie Palmer all the best on his move to Leyton Orient.

Palmer was not in Murray’s plans for the new season and thinks he has managed to get a good deal for club with undisclosed fee he pulled in.


“I believe I got us a good deal,” he said. “Ollie was someone who didn’t really fit into the road I am going down.

“It was important he got the best move for him and I made sure I got the best deal for the club.

“He was keen to get back down south. We had no problem with that as we have brought in four excellent strikers and we’ve still got young Dan Fletcher who is still learning his trade but is a raw talent.

“We have got a real mixture of everything within the four boys we’ve brought it.”



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