Date: 16th May 2007 at 2:50pm
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Orient striker Efe Echanomi has thanked the club`s supporters for helping him through his injury nightmare.

The 20-year-old, who signed a new one-year-deal with the O`s, spent 18 months on the sidelines with various injury problems after breaking his leg in November 2005.

Now, the young forward is hoping to repay the supporters that have stood by and him and shown faith in him during an injury blighted start to his career.

“I’m delighted to have been given another year to prove myself,’ he said.

‘I was out injured for a period of 18 months but the fans were right behind me and I was so happy with the response they gave me when I came back towards the end of last season.

“I hope to reward them for their faith in me and give them what they deserve.”

He continued: ‘It was a very hard time for me, but my faith in God helped see me through and I’m looking forward to pushing on next year.

‘As a team we had a very bad run at the start of last season, but we got better over the second half of the year and we are going to make sure everything is done right in 2007/08 – we want to become a top-half League One side.

‘It’s an exciting time for the club – the stadium is coming along and I’m sure there will be a number of new players signing in this summer, so I’m definitely looking forward to next season.

‘I just want to get fit and strong for the new season, play a part in helping the club towards where they want to be and score plenty of goals.’