O’s capture Rowlands signature

Rowlands, who spent nine years with the R’s before joining

Colchester towards the end of last season, spent the summer

training with Orient and featured in several pre-season

friendlies.

The 33-year-old enjoyed five years at League One rivals

Brentford earlier in his career, and has five Republic of Ireland

caps to his name.

He has scored 64 goals in 424 career games and will go straight

into Russell Slade’s squad for the Capital One Cup trip to Premier

League club Everton.