Perkins joins Leyton Orient on loan

Leeds United's Sonny Perkins has joined League One side Leyton Orient on a season-long loan.

Perkins was previously part of the Orient academy before moving away to West Ham at U15's level.

The 20-year-old joined Leeds in 2022 and spent the first half of last season on loan at Oxford United before heading back to Leeds in January.

"It's really special to be back," Perkins said.

"I've been here so many times in the stands and as a ball boy and I'm looking forward to getting out on the pitch in front of the fans for the first time.

"Having people who have known me for a long time made the decision easier to come back here."

Perkins has made 20 appearances for England's youth sides, scoring on 12 occasions.

"Sonny has a superb amount of natural ability," said Orient head coach Richie Wellens.

"We're really pleased to see him join us here at Leyton Orient. He is highly-rated by Leeds, and we're excited to see what he can do for us going forwards."