Search

Leyton Orient manager Andy Hessenthaler happy with ‘bright’ Sandro Semedo after Dover Athletic loss

PUBLISHED: 09:30 18 July 2016

Sandro Semedo in action for Leyton Orient during the 2015/16 campaign (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Sandro Semedo in action for Leyton Orient during the 2015/16 campaign (pic: Simon O'Connor).

07958 573219 simon.oconnor@virgin.net

Experienced boss reflects on performance of youngsters and discusses ex-Manchester United defender Reece Brown

Leyton Orient boss Andy Hessenthaler was pleased with the performance of Sandro Semedo during Saturday’s pre-season defeat to Dover Athletic.

The O’s suffered a 2-0 loss at the Crabble Athletic Ground after Ricky Miller and Tyrone Marsh found the net.

Orient’s first half display wasn’t the greatest, but they improved after the break with Semedo and Armand Gnanduillet impressing.

Hessenthaler also brought on Josh Koroma and Myles Judd – both 17 – against the National League outfit and they made an impact too.

He said: “Sandro was unlucky not to score. It was a good ball in from Gnanduillet and I thought he did well to be fair.

“Sandro has hit the target. He has got a hell of a strike on him and the only thing was that if it was lower, he scores.

“It was a good height for the goalkeeper, straight at him, but he’s been bright and worked hard off the ball.

“That is what we keep on to him about – he needs to work harder off the ball, but I thought young Koroma come on and did great.

“Myles as well, the young right-back. He has been out for a long time and he was terrific when he come on to replace Sean Clohessy.

“They were positives, but we have got a lot of thinking time now and we know what we need to do. There is a good group in there and hopefully we will get that right and be ready to go.”

Reece Brown featured for Orient in the second half as he looks to impress the League Two club.

He was at Bury last year and played 35 times in all competitions for the Shakers, but was released and is yet to find a settled home since leaving Manchester United in 2013.

Brown, the younger brother of ex-Red Devils defender Wes, is expected to play for the O’s on Tuesday at either Woking or Canvey Island.

“Reece doesn’t look fit and couldn’t do the bit at the end, but again he is a bit behind us in terms of where he should be with his fitness levels,” said Hessenthaler.

“He was at Bury and has come down. We thought it would give us an opportunity to look at him in a couple of games and see where we go with that.

“As I said before, we are looking for another centre back and we probably need an experienced one in there to organise people because Tom ‘Parkesy’ is still relatively young.

“We need a leader at the back to organise the back four and talk as well as organise the midfield players in front of him so that’s what we’re looking for.”


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the East London Advertiser. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Related articles

Latest East London Sports News

11 minutes ago

West Ham United manager David Moyes says his players know exactly what is at stake as they head into a vital clash against fellow Premier League strugglers Norwich City.

Yesterday, 19:56

England captain Ben Stokes rallied his side with four wickets on day three of the first £raisethebat Test, but the West Indies were still able to leave the field with an enviable 99-run lead.

Yesterday, 15:21

West Ham United manager David Moyes is hoping Sebastien Haller can play a crucial part in the final stretch of games but questions whether Robert Snodgrass will be able to.

Yesterday, 11:41

All 18 First-Class Counties have agreed to participate in the same competitive red-ball and white-ball competitions during this summer’s shortened men’s domestic season.

Yesterday, 09:30

Those involved in boxing across London are being invited to take part in one of three KO Racism online workshops, which will be staged later this month and in August.

Thu, 19:51

West Ham United Women’s manager Matt Beard is delighted to be back in pre-season training ahead of the 2020-21 season.

Thu, 19:32

West Indies captain Jason Holder landed the first significant blow in the battle of the star all-rounders, claiming career-best figures of six for 42 to put Ben Stokes’ England under pressure on day two of the first £raisethebat Test.

Thu, 14:00

After a wait of more than six months, Great Britain’s men’s and women’s teams will return to playing international fixtures in October.

PROMOTED CONTENT

People across the country are being encouraged to enjoy summer safely by following official advice and staying safe.

The NHS Test and Trace service brings together testing, contact tracing and outbreak management into an end-to-end service to stop the spread of the virus and help us move out of lockdown.

The UK Government has launched a campaign to shine a light on businesses and employees across the country who have responded to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in remarkable ways and are now going back to business.

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