New Leyton Orient signing Lee Angol is excited to join the “project” at the club following his move from Shrewsbury Town.

Angol has signed a two-year deal at the club for an undisclosed fee after spending just one season with the Shrews, of which he spent the second half on loan at Lincoln City.

In his first interview with the club, Angol said: “I think it was around November time last year [when I first heard of the club’s interest]. I was at Shrewsbury at the time in League One. I heard about it and then it became really strong in January and then got a lot stronger but then the season finished.

“Once I knew it was a real opportunity to come and join the project and come and join the team, it wasn’t one I could really turn away from.”

Angol’s addition comes following the departures of Macauley Bonne and Josh Koroma, who scored a combined 34 goals in the National League last season, and he wants to emulate the success that pair had.

He said: “Them mostly scoring the goals showed just how well the team performed as well last season. Finishing first is not easy to do in the National League because only one team goes up. It’s a very hard league to get out of.

“The fact that those two reaped the rewards of what the team did as a collective is a good look and something that I’ll look to do as well in terms of helping the team and hopefully getting promotion again.”

Promotion is something that the O’s and Angol have had in common recently, with the new addition having achieved that success with Lincoln last season, and although he didn’t play as much as he’d liked, Angol hopes that the habits he picked up from being around that success can come good for Orient.

He said: “Last season I got a promotion with Lincoln to League One but I didn’t play as much as I’d like, but sometimes when you’re not playing you can learn other aspects of things. You’re around winners every day so you pick up different habits.

“The O’s were winners last season too so hopefully, me coming into a winning environment, helps me to become a natural winner, better myself and hopefully I can better the team as well.”