James Brophy said he is “really happy” to have extended his contract at Leyton Orient.

The 25-year-old signed a one-year extension with the club that keeps him there until 2021, having signed permanently with the O’s at the start of the 2018/19 season.

Speaking to the club website, Brophy said: “I’m really happy. It got mentioned at the end of last season, from the gaffer actually, just after the FA Trophy final game, and I made a bit of a joke to him about it but it was something that was always in my mind, that we’d moved up a league and I was coming into the last year.

“I’ve just been happy ever since I’ve come here so I’m really delighted to get it over the line and to have another year here.”

Orient’s recent success seems to have coincided with Brophy’s permanent arrival at the club following a brief loan spell from Swindon Town the season before joining.

In his time at Orient, he has secured promotion from the National League, played in a Wembley final and has started all six league games of the current campaign, and he hopes to carry on the enjoyment that he has experienced so far.

He said: “I think we’ve had a good start as a team into life at this level. I think we’ve, in the first month, seen a bit of everything from everyone and I think we’ve adapted quite well as a team.

“I think everyone has stepped up individually to match the level where we’re at now and now it’s about pushing on because we believe that we can compete at this level and have a successful season.”

Although the settling in period for Brophy at the club is well over, he says that after a strange summer of change it’s nice to have familiar faces from his time at Swindon in Ross Embleton and Martin Ling around the club and he is grateful for their continued support.

He said: “The reason why I came here in the first place was because of the people I knew from before, Ross and Lingy. I have to give them thanks for bringing me here and making me enjoy my football again.

“The summer was a tragic incident and one that we’re all still grieving from but it’s massively important for me to have the same people that brought me here still in and around the club.”