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Clarke commits to Orient

Leyton Orient skipper Nathan Clarke has expressed his delight after committing his future to the club with a new two-year contract.

Clarke, who was appointed captain on his arrival at the club in the summer of 2012, has penned a deal which will keep him at Brisbane Road until 2016.

Clarke told Orient's official website: "I'm absolutely delighted to sign a new contract here. I love the club and being captain is a great honour. I feel like the club is going in the right direction and it is something that I want to be a part of."

O's boss Russell Slade is thrilled that Clarke has signed a new contract.

"Nathan has been instrumental in everything we've achieved this season," he said. "He's a model of consistency, leads by example and never shirks his responsibilities on and off the field.

"The fact that he will remain as our captain for the foreseeable future is just fantastic news for everyone."

Clarke joined on a free transfer from Huddersfield back in 2012 and has since made 72 appearances for the O's.