JUST over a fortnight after the club's historic promotion, Orient manager Martin Ling has already received his first summer boost with the news that the club's three out-of-contract players look set to sign new deals at Brisbane Road, writes Peter King.

The O's boss has offered two-year deals to striker Jabo Ibehre and winger Wayne Corden, who impressed after joining on-loan from Scunthorpe during the January transfer window.

Ling is confident the pair will sign by the end of the week.

And that would be a major boost to Ling after he already secured the services this week of versatile defender Adam Tann, who signed a one-year contract after impressing during his short-term spell with the club after switching from Notts County in January.

Reflecting on events, Ling said: "We have already agreed terms with Adam, which is a real plus given that the season has only just finished.

"He came in and got better with every game he played, while also proving that he was comfortable playing in a number of positions.

"I have told him that this deal will give him a chance to prove himself and get his career heading back in the right direction.

"Im also confident that both Wayne and Jabo will sign by the end of the week as well, which is very pleasing because I wanted to reward players who did the business for me in getting us promotion.

"Wayne is a great asset because he can comfortably play on either wing and even now I'm not sure what his strongest foot is.

"I also think Jabo will have a big part to play next season and I'm confident that with him, Lee Steele, Gary Alexander, Paul Connor and Efe Echanomi on board we will certainly have the fire power to do really well in League One next season."

And while Ling admits that he is still looking to bring in a central defender and a midfielder to boost the squad further, he has told players like Ibehre, Steele and Daryl McMahon, who only played fridge roles this season, that they have every chance of figuring more next season if they impress during pre-season.

He added: "Even though we will be strengthening the squad the incentive is there for everyone to come back and show what they can do when we report back for pre-season, because no place in the team is guaranteed.

"I know we won't be bringing in that many new faces because I believe we already have the players on board to mount another promotion challenge next season.

"There will also be money left in the budget to strengthen further if we need to, which would probably give us the ideal opportunity to asses things again during the January window."

Ling also confirmed that he is currently delaying announcing the club's pre-season fixtures, as he is still looking to secure a home match with a Premiership, or a big Championship club.