Galbraith chooses next club

Friday 30 June 2023 09:27

Ethan Galbraith has joined Leyton Orient on a free transfer from Manchester United.

The Northern Ireland international will link up with former Red Richie Wellens in the capital and play League One football in 2023/24.

It represents an exciting move for the 22-year-old, who has proved his quality in the EFL during loan spells away from United.


Galbraith has signed a two-year contract with the newly promoted east Londoners after spending 2022/23 with Salford City in League Two.

He made one first-team appearance for United, in the Europa League tie against Astana, in Kazakhstan, in 2019.

This deal reunites him with Wellens, as Richie was the Doncaster Rovers boss during a previous fruitful loan transfer, in 2021/22.

"From playing against Leyton Orient last season, I got a good feel for the side here, and the style of football," Galbraith told Orient's official website.

"Richie was a big factor, I know how he likes to play, and how he wants to get the best out of his players, so it was a great fit."

We would like to wish Ethan the very best of luck at his new club and thank him for his service with the Reds, as he is another player the Academy can be extremely proud of.