Birmingham and Wigan-linked Shane Lowry to activate Leyton Orient release clause

HITC Sport understands Shane Lowry is set to activate a release clause to leave Leyton Orient on a free transfer.

A number of clubs are eyeing a move for Australian international Shane Lowry, who is set to activate his release clause at Leyton Orient to become a free agent.

Lowry is able to leave Orient on a free transfer due to a clause in his contract following their relegation from League One last season.

The news of Lowry's availability on a free transfer has alerted a host of clubs at home and abroad, who are all weighing moves for the 26-year-old.

Birmingham City and Wigan Athletic have shown an interest in Lowry, while the defender, who holds an Australian passport, has also attracted interest from the Middle and Far East.

Lowry joined Villa as a trainee in 2008 but made just three first-team appearances during his time in the Midlands.

The defender spent most of his time at Villa out on loan at the likes of Plymouth Argyle, Leeds United, Sheffield United and Millwall before making the move to the Den permanent in 2012.

After two seasons at Millwall, Lowry joined Orient, but following their relegation last season, the powerful defender is ready to move to play at the highest level possible.

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