Leyton Orient have announced their retained list as they begin rebuild

Danny Johnson of Leyton Orient goes close during Southend United vs Leyton Orient, Sky Bet EFL Leagu

Danny Johnson of Leyton Orient goes close during Southend United vs Leyton Orient, Sky Bet EFL League 2 Football at Roots Hall on 24th April 2021 - Credit: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo

Leyton Orient have announced their retained list following the conclusion of the 2021-22 League Two season.

Amongst the players released include many of the O's 2018-19 National League title winning team.

The club have opted to release the likes of Lee Angol, Josh Coulson, James Dayton, Louis Dennis, Myles Judd, Sam Ling, Jordan Maguire-Drew, Brendon Shabani,  Jamie Turley, Joe Widdowson and of course interim manager Jobi McAnuff.

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Loan trio Tristan Abrahams, Nick Freeman and Tunji Akinola are all set to return to their parent clubs.

Orient director of football Martin Ling has revealed that they have offered new deals to James Brophy, Danny Johnson, Craig Clay, Dan Happe, Conor Wilkinson, Lawrence Vigouroux and Jayden Sweeney.


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Academy players Rhys Byrne, Antony Papadopoulos and Matt Young have been offered professional contracts.

Not forgetting Ouss Cisse, Dan Kemp, Hector Kyprianou, Shad Ogie, Sam Sargeant, Ruel Sotirou and Adam Thompson all remain in contract for next season.

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Ling paid tribute to those members of the National League winning squad, by saying: "It's important we thank them for the work they put in, and recognise they will always be a big part of our history."

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