O’s striker Sotiriou joins Dover Athletic on loan

Ruel Sotiriou in action for Leyton Orient (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Ruel Sotiriou in action for Leyton Orient (pic: Simon O'Connor). - Credit: Archant

Leyton Orient youngster Ruel Sotiriou has joined National League outfit Dover Athletic on a one-month loan deal.

Leyton Orient's Ruel Sotiriou keeps the ball against Blyth Spartans (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Leyton Orient's Ruel Sotiriou keeps the ball against Blyth Spartans (pic: Simon O'Connor). - Credit: Archant

The 19-year-old makes the switch in search of more regular first-team football to continue his development.

The striker has not featured yet this season for the O's but has played three matches for the Cyprus under-21's in their UEFA Euro under-21 qualification games.

Sotiriou was on target in his countries 5-1 defeat to Netherlands in those matches, he opened the scoring, but it only counted as a consolation goal.

He will now link up with former Leyton Orient manager Andy Hessenthaler as they look to end a bad run of form in the National League.


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The youngster impressed last season during his loan spells as he netted six goals in nine appearances for National League South side Hampton & Richmond Borough.

Sotiriou also spent some time at Chelmsford City last term as well as featuring in the London Senior Cup and FA Trophy for the O's.

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