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Season Preview: Leyton Orient

24 July 2019

We continue our 2019/20 season preview by featuring the National League champions, Leyton Orient -

Nickname : The O's, Orient

Stadium : Breyer Group Stadium

Capacity : 9,271

Round Trip From The Moss Rose : 373.8 miles

Last Season : 1st (National League)

Last year proved to be an emotionally-charged season for the East Londoners, as they returned to the EFL after a two-year absence.

Justin Edinburgh managed to turn the club's fortunes around in emphatic style, as he masterminded Orient's glorious ascension back into the elite 92 in majestic style.

Rightly regarded as a club hero, Justin set his sights on leading his side's League Two assault. Yet on 8th June, tragedy was to strike as the 49-year-old suffered a cardiac arrest and passed away shortly after.

The football world united in grief and paid tribute to the former Spurs defender - who will forever be regarded as an iconic figure in East London.

The forthcoming campaign will unquestionably be a poignant one for The O's and with Justin looking down on them, more success may be on the way come the end of April.

The Gaffer - Ross Embleton

After the tragic news surrounding Justin Edinburgh had rocked the whole club,  Ross Embleton was handed the reigns in an interim capacity last June.

He has previously worked within the Academy's at Tottenham Hotspur, Bournemouth and Norwich City, before making the move to Swindon Town in the role of First Team Coach.

Ross moved to East London in 2017, becoming Assistant Manager to the former Tottenham star.

Transfer Dealings.

Out - Nathan Mavila, Josh Korma, Rian McLean, Charley Barker, Macauley Bonne

In - Josh Wright, Conor Wilkinson, Lee Angol

Our Last Meeting.

Orient travelled up to the Moss Rose on 14th April 2018, as John Askey's Silkmen side were on the brink of securing a phenomenal National League title.

Danny Whitaker opened the scoring after 17 minutes, as he magically hammered the ball home after Mitch Hancox had laid the ball off for him.

Orient would restore parity three minutes before the interval however, when Josh Korma seized on a loose ball before slamming the ball past Shwan Jalal.

A point meant that the title could not be claimed that day, yet it did set up an unforgettable trip to Eastleigh the following Saturday.

Our Next Meetings.

Home - Saturday 10th August

Away - Saturday 8th February

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