Billy gets new terms
By Simon Fudge. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
LEYTON ORIENT have rewarded teenage defender Billy Jones with a contract extension that will keep him at Brisbane Road until June 2005.
The 19-year-old has had an excellent season for The O's and with his current deal set to expire in the summer of 2004, Jones has now committed himself for a further year.
The youngster's versatility across Orient's back-line has impressed manager Paul Brush, who sees great things in Jones.
"Billy has adapted well to centre back and proved his versatility after previously only looking comfortable at left back," Brush told the club's official website.
"He's not 20 until the summer and there is a great deal expected of him at this club."
The defender himself was surprised with the revised offer from The O's.
"I still had another year left on my contract but the manager said I'd done really well and offered me a revised deal, which I didn't expect," said Jones.
Meanwhile, Aaron McLean has joined non-league Aldershot Town after being told he can leave The O's.