Search

Edinburgh impressed with Lee's fitness heading into the new season

PUBLISHED: 10:00 13 July 2018

Leyton Orient head coach Justin Edinburgh speaks with first-team captain Charlie Lee ahead of his first outing since August 19 (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Leyton Orient head coach Justin Edinburgh speaks with first-team captain Charlie Lee ahead of his first outing since August 19 (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Simon O'Connor Photography

The former Stevenage man looked sharp and impressive at Harlow Town on Saturday

Leyton Orient head coach Justin Edinburgh believes Charlie Lee is looking ‘very fit’ ahead of the new season.

The midfielder missed most of the previous campaign after suffering anterior cruciate ligament damage to his knee.

Lee did return for the final three games of the season and clearly hasn’t been slacking in the summer after he produced a lively outing on Saturday at Harlow Town.

Edinburgh said: “Charlie looked very fit. From the end of the season up to now he has got himself into a fantastic condition.

“I am pleased for him because he has put in some real tireless work with the medical team and I was happy with his performance and he did look really fit.”

Also involved at Harlow were a number of youngsters with defender Shadrach Ogie starting at left-back.

Charles Clayden also featured from the off on the left and Brendan Shabani and Hector Kyprianou were both introduced in the second half.

Orient’s head coach was impressed with what he saw, adding: “I thought all four of them were excellent and really good against Harlow, so I am pleased.

“I’ve always said there is a pathway at Leyton Orient if you are good enough and judging their performances, they are young boys who have a long way to go, but there is good potential.”

The early signs seem positive for O’s heading into their second game of the summer on Saturday against Benfica B.

New recruit James Alabi will get another chance to improve his fitness and get into form and Edinburgh is pleased with the group at his disposal.

He added: “There is a really good togetherness in the squad. I said at the back end of last season we didn’t wholesale changes, but we needed some players to come in.

“We saw one of them at Harlow in James and I think he showed a lot of reasons why we brought him to the football club.

“We have good continuity in the squad, a very good spirit and we are not bedding in too many players, so we’ll look to hit the ground running.”

Related articles

Latest East London Sports News

The centre back made a big impression at Brisbane Road during the second half of the 2018/19 season

Captain Jobi McAnuff has taken up an interim player-coach role with Danny Webb now interim assistant coach

Yesterday, 15:00

The forward departed Victoria Road on Monday to sign with Leyton Orient for an undisclosed fee

Yesterday, 13:00

The Limehouse Boxing Academy youngster claimed a gold medal at the famous event at Alexandra Palace

Yesterday, 11:00

The club are faced with the incredibly difficult decision of replacing the late Justin Edinburgh and an announcement is expected this week

Yesterday, 08:00

Essex spinner Simon Harmer was surprised to see his side secure County Championship victory over Hampshire inside just five sessions this week.

Mon, 17:00

Simon Harmer claimed match figures of 12-61 as Essex annihilated Hampshire by an innings and eight runs - having bowled out the visitors for 118 and 88 inside five sessions.

Mon, 16:00

The forward bid farewell to Brisbane Road to sign for Charlton Athletic, who recently won promotion to the Championship

PROMOTED CONTENT

Curated by AEG Presents, All Points East is bringing an impressive line-up of multi-flavoured music to Victoria Park from May 24-26 and May 31-June 2.

Victoria Park - or 'Vicky Park' as the locals know it - has been the setting for many important events over the years.​ Here, we take a look at its unique cultural history.

The team behind All Points East have put together a mouth-watering line-up of local food and drink traders who will be fuelling the festival in May.

Newsletter Sign Up

East London Advertiser twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

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

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists