Four players will leave Leyton Orient upon the expiry of their contracts.

Charlie Lee, Alex Lawless, Jay Simpson and Charlie Grainger have all been informed that they will not be offered new deals.

Lee publicly announced his departure prior to yesterday’s FA Trophy final defeat, meaning his 12-minute cameo were his final minutes for the club.

The 32-year-old joined the club from Stevenage in 2017 and scored the first goal of the new-ownership era against Solihull Moors, but a ruptured cruciate ligament kept him out for most of the opening campaign.

Lee returned for this season to make 38 appearances in all competitions and achieve the fifth promotion of his career.

Head coach Justin Edinburgh told the club’s website: “We wouldn’t have achieved what we have this year if it wasn’t for the professionalism of players like Charlie. These decisions are never easy but Charlie has played a massive part in returning the O’s to the Football League.”

Welsh midfielder Lawless also linked up with the O’s in 2017 following his release from Yeovil Town.

He made 44 league appearances across his two years with the club across a number of positions, including a spell at right-wingback towards the end of this campaign.

Edinburgh said: "It is without exaggeration to say that the decisions of Alex and Charlie have been one of the hardest in my career. Alex's professionalism has been instrumental in the club's success this season. I wish him all the best in his career going forward"

Simpson re-joined the O’s on a short-term deal earlier this year after last playing for MLS side Philadelphia Union.

The fan-favourite, who previously scored 25 goals for the club in their 2015/16 League Two campaign, scored once, against Barrow, in the eight games of his second spell.

Director of Football Martin Ling told the club website: "Jay is a high-quality footballer and he's been an asset to the club since joining and the younger forwards have learned lots from being around him. He's proven to be a very good player for the club over the years and we wish him well going forward."

Finally, goalkeeper Grainger leaves after making 28 appearances since graduating from the academy, having made his debut in the Football League trophy against Luton Town in 2015.