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Garry Hill has swooped to add former Luton Town and Leyton Orient two-times National League winner Alex Lawless to his squad.

The highly adaptable midfielder, who has also operated in a defensive role, joins the club after two years at Leyton Orient, where he picked up the second National League winners’ medal of his career in April. He was at the Kuflink Stadium earlier today to sign terms.

The 34-year-old Welshman, who has played for his country at U21 and semi-professional level started out with Ton Pentre, before being signed by Fulham and going on to play League football with Torquay United.

Alex Lawless at the Kuflink Stadium in 2017

Spells at Forest Green Rovers and York City followed, where he shared a house with former Fleet midfielder Neil Barrett, before Luton Town paid a fee for his services in 2011.

Lawless went on to play more than 200 times for the Hatters, appearing in two play-off finals, lifting the club’s player of the season trophy in 2013 and then winning promotion back to the Football League with them in 2014.

He played two seasons in League Two with Luton and another at that level with Yeovil Town before agreeing a two-year contract with Leyton Orient in 2017, where he played 18 times last season including both games against the Fleet.

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