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James Brophy swaps Leyton Orient for Cambridge United

James Brophy has become Cambridge United's second signing of the summer.

The 26-year-old left-sided player has made the switch to the Abbey after four years with Leyton Orient.

United head coach Mark Bonner said: “We are delighted to have added James to our team as he has been a player we have admired for some time. He has experience at League One level, has played a high

number of games in recent seasons and is a character we have warmed to instantly.

“He has always been a player who has shown his attributes against us and for Leyton Orient in recent seasons.

“We will benefit from his attacking qualities, his one-vs-one skills and his creativity. Married with an excellent work ethic and tactical understanding, we are excited by the qualities he will bring to the


“James, like many of our players is driven by the task of competing in the league above and showing he is capable of flourishing in the seasons ahead. I am looking forward to working with James, and

helping him continue his consistent level throughout this time.”

Brophy started out in non-League, working his way up through the pyramid after appearing for Broadfields United and Edgware Town before signing for Swindon Town in League One.

After two years with the Robins, he moved to Leyton Orient, where he went on to make 159 appearances.

Brophy has signed a three-year contract with United, and will wear the No 7 shirt.

“It was an important decision,” he said. “There were two key factors - I wanted to come back into League One and I wanted to find a place and a gaffer that I can relate to and that I felt he had trust

me in and I had trust in him.

“I am really excited now and can’t wait to get started.”

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