Charlie Lee says he has “loved every minute” of his time at Leyton Orient after it was confirmed that he would be leaving the club.

Lee revealed on his Twitter account prior to the FA Trophy final that he would not be kept on at the O’s and the club confirmed the news yesterday evening.

Speaking after the Wembley defeat to AFC Fylde, Lee said: “I played eight games last year, I think it was, due to injury. Not often do you get to play as many games after a big injury as I did and I think I was near on 40 this year, or just short.

“I was immensely proud of myself for coming back and I’ve loved it, I’ve loved every minute and I will genuinely miss Orient.

“A lot is said about characters in football. You don’t get any success with bad characters unfortunately. We’ve got a wide variety of players. We’ve got Juddy [Miles Judd], whose just a pleasure to be with. He’s going to be a talent.

“The captain is my hero too, Jobi McAnuff. The guy is brilliant and I’ll be ringing him up every day just to hear what he’s saying. I’ll be turning up on his doorstep because I won’t be seeing him in training!”

Lee made a total of 46 appearances in all competitions for the O’s across his two campaigns, scoring three goals and helping Orient secure promotion back to the Football League.