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20 June 2019

With the EFL fixtures announced earlier today, we are edging closer and closer to the new campaign. Here's what is happening elsewhere in League Two...

Ross Embleton Named Leyton Orient Interim Head Coach

Embleton will take over from Justin Edinburgh, who tragically passed away earlier this month from a cardiac arrest.

The 38-year-old began his career at the club's Centre of Excellence as Youth Development Manager before going on to work for clubs such as: Tottenham Hotspur, Bournemouth and Swindon Town.

Embleton returned to Orient in late 2017 following the appointment of Edinburgh as manager, who guided the O's back into Sky Bet League Two following promotion last season.

Danny Webb has been named as interim Assistant Coach to Embleton, while Orient's title-winning captain Jobi McAnuff has been named interim player/coach.

 

Zeki Fryers Signs For The Robins

Following his release from Barnsley, former Manchester United player Zeki Fryers has been snapped up by fellow League Two side Swindon Town on a two-year deal this week.

Fryers made six appearances for United under Sir Alex Ferguson, before joining Belgium side Standard Liege..

The 26-year-old fullback then returned to England with Tottenham Hotspur, before signing for Crystal Palace in 2014.

Fryers was a part of a promising United youth side and featured many times alongside the likes of Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard and Michael Keane.

 

Kevin Ellison Puts Pen to Paper For Twenty-First Season

Morecambe veteran Kevin Ellison is looking forward to his twenty-first season as a professional, after signing a new one-year deal with The Shrimps.

The 40-year-old was Morecambe’s second top scorer last season with seven and clearly has much more to offer as the new campaign looms large.

He becomes the eldest outfield player in League Two next to Crawley Town’s Dannie Bulman.

The winger has represented thirteen clubs during his career, making a grand total of 550 appearances in the Football League and playing once in the Premier League - as he came on as a late substitute for Leicester City against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Scoring 80 times for the club, Ellison has also amassed 329 appearances since the Lancashire outfit in 2011.

 

By Leif Payne

 


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