Skipper Charlie Lee has vowed to take Leyton Orient back to the Football League next season after making his long awaited return from injury against Wrexham.

The midfielder, who joined the club last summer after leaving Stevenage, has endured a frustrating debut campaign at Brisbane Road after sustaining a serious knee injury in training back in August, keeping him out for a large part of the season. Losing Lee was a blow for Orient in what has been a transitional season on the pitch for the O’s, who have recovered from a poor start to finish the campaign with a flourish under Justin Edinburgh, who was appointed as the club’s head coach back in November.

Saturday’s win over Wrexham was Orient’s third victory in a row at home, with Lee being greeted with the biggest cheer of the afternoon as he made his long-awaited return as a late substitute, and the O’s captain is determined to lead the club back to League 2 next season.

He said: “I’m not here to stay in the National League. I signed for Orient because they are a league team and I’ve played against them in League One and League Two. They are too good for this level.”

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