Russell Slade has made his first signing of the summer with the capture of Gary Sawyer.

Orient announced the news on their official twitter account tonight, with the Bristol Rovers defender inking a two-year deal in E10.

The 26-year-old played the majority of the campaign at left back for the Memorial Stadium side but can also operate in the middle of the defence.

He made 27 appearances for Rovers this season despite spending time on the sidelines having had surgery on a hernia as well as suffering a hamstring injury.

Sawyer has previously played for Plymouth Argyle, Exeter City and Bristol City.