STRIKER Tristan Abrahams has left Newport County AFC to re-join League Two rivals Leyton Orient.

The 22-year-old, the Exiles’ top scorer this season with eight goals, has moved to Brisbane Road on a loan deal until the end of the campaign when his contract expires.

It will be a third spell with the O’s for Abrahams and his departure means that Exiles boss Michael Flynn is likely to add to his attacking options before the close of the transfer window.

The forward started his career at Orient and earned a move to Norwich City before moving to Rodney Parade in 2019 after a return to London and further loan spells with Exeter City and Yeovil.

“I’m buzzing. I’m so happy to be back, this is my home,” said Abrahams. “I know a lot of the boys here.

"When you move mid-season, you want to hit the ground running; coming back here I know a lot of the people, staff and the philosophy of the club. It was an easy decision to come back.”

Abrahams started 2020/21 in stunning fashion with a double in the 2-0 Carabao Cup upset of Swansea City at Rodney Parade.

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He was looking good for his 20-goal target when he netted against Watford, Bolton (2) and Newcastle, but that effort against the Magpies on September 30 was his last in open play.

Abrahams scored penalties against Stevenage and Forest Green Rovers before having a goal wrongly ruled out against Orient on December 12.

His last County start was against Crawley on Boxing Day and, after three appearances off the bench, the forward was not in the matchday squad at Harrogate last weekend.

“He is a good lad and a player we always look out for because of his history with the club. To be able to bring someone in like him, this window, provides a real good option," said Orient head coach Ross Embleton.

“This signing gives us the options to play different people up front, different formations when we need to. It’s nice to have that alternative.”

County currently have Padraig Amond, Ryan Taylor, Dom Telford and Jake Scrimshaw as their senior forward options.