Sydney FC snap up ex-Leyton Orient goalkeeper Alex Cisak

PUBLISHED: 09:30 27 July 2017 | UPDATED: 09:30 27 July 2017

Alex Cisak in action for Leyton Orient against Doncaster Rovers (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Alex Cisak in action for Leyton Orient against Doncaster Rovers (pic: Simon O'Connor).

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Australian returns home after leaving Brisbane Road in the summer

Leyton Orient goalkeeper Alex Cisak saves Conor Chaplin's penalty at Portsmouth (pic: Simon O'Connor). Leyton Orient goalkeeper Alex Cisak saves Conor Chaplin's penalty at Portsmouth (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Former Leyton Orient goalkeeper Alex Cisak has returned to Australia to sign for Hyundai A-League outfit Sydney FC.

The ex-O’s custodian departed the Brisbane Road club during the summer after his contract with the National League side expired.

Cisak originally signed a two-year deal at Orient in July 2015 having enjoying a successful loan spell with the club during the 2014/15 season.

Good form for O’s in the following campaign earned the experienced goalkeeper a debut call-up to the Australia national team, although he is yet to make an appearance for the Socceroos.

Cisak made 95 appearances in all competitions for Orient and became a fans favourite during his time at Brisbane Road.

The 28-year-old has now signed a two-year deal at Sydney FC and discussed his delight at returning to Australia when speaking to the official club website.

“It feels great to be heading home and to be helping the Hyundai A-League Champions defend their titles this year,” said Cisak.

“After 12 years playing in England, the lure of the A-League and AFC Champions League football was too much.

“The A-League was only just beginning when I left to join Leicester City in 2005, and to be coming back to play for Australia’s number one side is a dream come true.

“I’ve heard a lot about the league from friends in recent years, not least how impressive the standard is and I can’t wait to get started on the challenge.”

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