Search

Hendon: Scott has impressed me

PUBLISHED: 16:00 16 July 2015

Scott Kashket in action for Leyton Orient at Braintree (pic: Simon O'Connor)

Scott Kashket in action for Leyton Orient at Braintree (pic: Simon O'Connor)

07958 573219 simon.oconnor@virgin.net

Brisbane Road head coach discusses youngster who have been involved with first team this summer

Leyton Orient head coach Ian Hendon has insisted he will play youngsters this season if he feels they deserve an opportunity after praising midfielder Scott Kashket.

The 19-year-old played the whole of the second half against Braintree Town last Friday at the Amlin Stadium and impressed at times against the non-league side.

He made three appearances for O’s last year, all off the substitutes bench when Mauro Milanese was in charge, and it seems Kashket will get more chances under the new Orient boss.

“I have been very impressed with Scott,” said Hendon following their 2-1 loss to the Iron.

“He should have scored against Braintree. He said the keeper made a good save, but I will have to see it back again.

“Scott has got pace. He is bright and lively and again he is another one who could play this year. You can’t just get rid of young players because they are not going to feature in the first team right now.

“We have got to be looking forward and Scott and the others are all part of the squad.

“We will have new players coming in, but it’s good competition to have the youngsters involved and I have no qualms about playing young lads.

“If they are doing well and they deserve a chance, I will get them in the team or on the bench.”

Kashket was joined on the pitch at Braintree by fellow youngsters Sandro Semedo and Sam Ling last week, while goalkeeper Charlie Grainger and midfielder Harry Lee also featured as Hendon continues to back the O’s youth.

The aforementioned fivesome all played in a friendly against Middlesbrough yesterday, which ended in the Championship side winning 3-1.

Orient’s head coach, speaking before that fixture, admitted Semedo - who signed a two-year deal recently - is one for the future.

“Sandro has got natural ability that is for sure, you can see that, but we need to nurture him along and coach him,” added Hendon.

“I am not sure how he has been treated in the past, but he has been with the first team all pre-season and is another one for the future.”

Hendon surprised those in attendance at Braintree by playing Lee at left-back in the second half.

The 20-year-old has made seven appearances for the O’s since progressing through their youth ranks and received high praise from his head coach.

“Harry was out of contract, but when I came in there was a lot of interest in him,” said the Orient boss.

“I had managers ringing me up asking to take him on loan if I was going to resign him and I have seen him in training.

“Everyone has seen what the lad has done at Braintree. He is a central midfielder who has played left-back and he did ever so well.

“He is a good lad with a great attitude and it was a no-brainer to keep him here and he was happy to sign. Harry may not go straight into the team, but is one I think has got a chance moving forward.”

Related articles

Latest East London Sports News

18:26

Eoin Morgan can see the advantages in holding England matches behind closed doors, believing such a scenario would demonstrate the uplifting role sport can play in modern society.

16:34

Wimbledon has become the latest big sporting event to be cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic this week.

14:00

Nearly 10 years ago, Leyton Orient moved to sack Geraint Williams and appoint Russell Slade to help them avoid the drop and was it ever a great journey from then onwards.

West Ham hero Alan Taylor talks us through the battle to the final

08:20

The England and Wales Cricket Board has announced an emergency funding package worth £61million to keep counties and clubs afloat during what could be “the biggest challenge in the history of the game”.

Yesterday, 15:30

Smaller clubs in Essex could struggle to survive

Yesterday, 15:00

Parents looking to entertain their children while schools are closed have been offered a helping hand thanks to the FA SuperKicks app.

Hammers striker Alan Taylor talks us through his six goals in the FA Cup 45 years ago

PROMOTED CONTENT

Festival organisers AEG Presents will once again be providing a variety of exciting opportunities for young people at this year’s event

Looking to rent in London? Securing the keys to a new home in any big city can be an ordeal but there is a way to avoid the common pitfalls of London rentals - dodgy landlords, dubious décor and downright dicey security.

Cauldron Foods’ comedy night will give vegans the last laugh as Vegan comics dispel vegan myths.

Most read sport

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Most Read

Latest from the East London Advertiser