'Itchy feet' Lowry seals League One move

Australian defender Shane Lowry has ended his wait to find a new club, penning a deal with English third tier outfit Leyton Orient.

Lowry, 25, inked a two-year contract with the O’s after being released by Championship club Millwall at the conclusion of the 2013-14 season.

The Perth-born former Aston Villa defender had spent the past two-and-a-half years at Millwall but fell out of favour under Ian Holloway.

According to Sky Sports UK, Lowry had options in the Championship, League One and overseas.

Lowry, who has never been capped for the Socceroos, said he was delighted to have sorted out his future.

“My last game was May 3 so it’s been a long wait,” Lowry told the Orient website.

“I was getting itchy feet, so I’m glad I got something sorted.

“I’ve come to play games. I want to keep playing football. I’ve had a lot of games in the Championship and I’ve just turned 25 so I’ve got that experience.

“We’re halfway through pre-season so I’ve got a bit of catch-up.”

Lowry added he was excited about joining the O’s, who finished third in League One last term, but missed out on promotion in the playoffs.

"I'm really excited to be here," Lowry said. "There's a buzz about the place.

“You can tell straightaway that everyone here is really ambitious and I want to be a part of it and help the club push to go up this year.

“The gaffer had a big say in it, but also with the new owners coming in. They’ve shown a bit of ambition