Search

Free 40-page supplement celebrating the Queen’s record reign in this week’s Recorder

On sale September 3

Slade targets deadline day signing

11:08 31 January 2013

Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade.  Pic: Simon O

Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade. Pic: Simon O'Connor

67 TUFTON RD CHINGFORD LONDON E4 8LE

Leyton Orient boss Russell Slade is hopeful of signing a new striker

Leyton Orient boss Russell Slade has hinted at the possibility of signing a new striker before tonight’s 11pm transfer deadline.

Veteran midfielders Lee Cook and Martin Rowlands tied themselves down to the club by signing new contracts last week, while versatile youngster Moses Odubajo is also on the verge of putting pen to paper to extend his stay at Brisbane Road.

But Slade still believes his team are a little light up top with Kevin Lisbie out injured and Ryan Brunt, who spent the first six months of the season on loan at the O’s from Stoke, having now joined Bristol Rovers.

“I’m really happy with the group, but when we play Southend [in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy area final] we could probably do with a forward thinking player who is not cup-tied – that would be nice,” he said.

“To keep Lee Cook and Martin Rowlands with us means I haven’t had to go into the transfer market for a loanee or a new face.

“We can keep the solidness of the group and the team spirit going, which is important.

“Moses has not signed his new contract yet, but we’re hopeful he will this week.

“He’s doing well for us. There will always be interest in your young, talented players, but Mo isn’t going anywhere.”

0 comments

Latest Sport Stories

22 minutes ago
Orient head coach Ian Hendon looks on from the bench at Luton (pic: Simon O'Connor)

The O’s head coach Ian Hendon reveals delight at finally bringing young midfielder to the club

12:30
The Barbarians pose with children from local rugby clubs at East London (pic: Sandra Rowse)

Club play host to Barbarians before big match

12:30
Kane Ferdinand of Dagenham and Redbridge (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Ned Keating provides player ratings following the 2-0 win at Cambridge United

10:30
Hornchurch Athletic players celebrate a wicket against local rivals Rainham (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Our latest blog from Hornchurch Athletic’s Nathaniel Bastin

Most read sport

Competitions

Get ready to take in the beautiful sights of London from above!

Are you always seeking unique ways to see your favourite city? This one is for you.

Shop till you drop!

Home to top name brands at great prices, TK Maxx is more like a treasure hunt than a shop. Perfect for grabbing a bargain or some hidden gems, you arm yourself with a trolley and go wild.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Ilford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder