James Brophy is back at Brisbane Road, this time on a permanent basis for what the O’s have described as a “significant undisclosed fee”.

The winger has joined on a two-and-a-half year deal from Swindon Town, having made 10 appearances for the O’s during a loan spell earlier in the season.

Director of football Martin Ling told the club website: “During his first spell at the club James impressed us with his professional and conscientious attitude, as well as his ability on the football pitch, which is why we are delighted to have finally brought him back to the club.

“I spoke to Justin [Edinburgh] following his appointment in December and he was very aware of the player and was of the same opinion of myself, Ross Embleton, the coaching staff and the board that he is worth the substantial financial transfer fee.

“The signing of James looks to conclude our business for this window and we are very pleased with the calibre of players we have brought into this club.”

Having started his youth career at Harrow Town, the London-born wide man played at Broadfields United and Edgware Town before joining the professional ranks at Swindon in 2015 following a successful trial.

Brophy has made 31 and 33 appearances respectively for the Robins in the last two seasons and moves to the Matchroom Stadium having turned out nine times for David Flitcroft’s men this term.