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Leyton Orient manager Andy Hessenthaler full of praise for Charlton Athletic duo Russell Slade and Kevin Nugent

PUBLISHED: 12:00 22 July 2016

Russell Slade (left) and Kevin Nugent will return to Brisbane Road this weekend with Charlton Athletic (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Russell Slade (left) and Kevin Nugent will return to Brisbane Road this weekend with Charlton Athletic (pic: Simon O'Connor).

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Pair who worked together for a lengthy amount of time at Brisbane Road will return on Saturday with League One side Charlton

Leyton Orient manager Andy Hessenthaler is looking forward to welcoming Russell Slade and Kevin Nugent back to their old Brisbane Road home this weekend.

Charlton Athletic make the short trip from south to east London for an eagerly anticipated friendly fixture.

Slade, now in charge of the Addicks, will return to E10 for the first time since leaving the club in September 2014.

And on Tuesday it was announced by the League One outfit that Nugent was their new assistant manager after leaving Luton Town, having spent just under nine years with O’s previously.

“It will be good to see Russell, I’ve come up against him over the years when I was at Gillingham and he’s a good guy,” said Hessenthaler.

“He did excellent at Orient and ‘Nuge’ I worked with and he’s a top, top guy so it will be good to see him.

“It’s a good test for the boys, but these are the games you want to play in against the likes of Charlton so I’m looking forward to it.”

Hessenthaler has openly stated he wants to bring in another central defender and has used various options in that area so far.

Nicky Hunt, usually a right-back, played almost the full match at Woking on Tuesday night and did a decent job.

With Aron Pollock set to miss the rest of pre-season, Orient’s only recognised central defenders are Tom Parkes and Yvan Erichot.

Michael Clark featured for the O’s XI at Canvey Island on Tuesday and may be on the bench this weekend.

“Hunty is steady and experienced - he knows how to play at centre back, whether that’s the position he will play is another thing,” said Hessenthaler.

“I’ve not hidden the secret that we want another defender in the building because we’re lacking numbers. I thought the French lad Yvan did quite well at Woking, he is still settling in and it won’t be easy for him because he doesn’t speak much English.

“I think he is getting there in terms of performances and fitness levels so I was pleased with him when he come on. The centre of defence is an area we look a little bit short and that’s somewhere we’d like to strengthen before August 6.”

Ex-Manchester United centre back Reece Brown has been training with Orient again this week and could feature at Brisbane Road tomorrow when Charlton visit.


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