Former Millwall captain Alan Dunne signs for Leyton Orient

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FORMER Millwall captain Alan Dunne has signed a two-year-deal with Leyton Orient.

The 32-year-old was released by the Lions last summer after his contract expired, ending a 23-year association with the club where he made 388 appearances and scoring 17 goals.

And the defender joins the London club, who will be playing in League Two this year after being relegated from League One last season.

Orient boss Ian Hendon told the O’s official site: "Alan has been a signing that has been ongoing and has had a lot of interest from other clubs, but he brings a wealth of experience.”

"He can play pretty much anywhere across the back four and can also go into midfield if he is needed to.

“Having spoken to him he is here to play every week and is prepared to battle for his place.

"What has gone on previously with the team and stuff we have done, the lads may feel a bit comfortable in how things have gone, but he is definitely here to give competition.

“He is not ready to sit on the sidelines, he wants to be involved and play every week and that's the type of player I want at this football club."

Meanwhile, Dunne is set to release an autobiography covering his 23 years at Millwall in February of next year, entitled 'Dunne it the hard way.'

Dunne told Millwall's official site: "During my time at Millwall there have been so many stories, so many amusing incidents and I decided I wanted to get them down while I can still remember them!

"I hope people will find the book interesting, and funny. There's a few anecdotes that you won't have heard before I'm sure.

"Good luck to everyone at Millwall for the coming season and I'll look forward to seeing you again very soon."



33 thoughts on “Former Millwall captain Alan Dunne signs for Leyton Orient

  • July 27, 2015 at 18:03

    Know one knock him just wish him all the best please.

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    • July 27, 2015 at 18:48

      @mfcmike: that was meant to say no one

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  • July 27, 2015 at 18:04

    At least it will give him time to get some coaching badges in a 2 year period!
    Good luck Dunney!

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