Leyton Orient have completed the loan signing of Ousseynou Cisse from League One side Gillingham until the end of the season.

Cisse moved to the Gills in the summer following his release from MK Dons but, despite scoring on his debut, he has struggled to fully break into the team.

The defensive midfielder started his career in France with Amiens, having also spent time in the Paris Saint-Germain youth academy.

He then moved to Dijon before having spells in Spain and Belgium with Rayo Vallecano and Waasland-Beveren respectively, before returning to France with Tours. 

His first spell in English football came in League One with MK Dons. After struggling in his first campaign, in which the Dons were relegated to League Two, he played a big role in helping them to promotion back to the third tier at the first attempt.

Despite this, he was released at the end of the campaign and snapped up by Gillingham.

Between 2015 and 2016, Cisse also represented Mali internationally five times, making his debut in a friendly against Libya.

Speaking to the club website, head coach Ross Embleton said on the move:  “The signing of Ousseynou is one that we are very pleased about. We have taken our time in the last two weeks since the window opened, to make sure that we really look at the right type of characters and the right type of players to fit in with what we want.

"He hasn’t played the amount of football this season that he would have liked, but that’s often what happens with the signings that you make in January. It’s great that we can give him an opportunity and a platform to come in and perform. We’re really pleased to have him ready and available for the weekend.”