Search

Peter Kitchen confident Leyton Orient head coach Justin Edinburgh will sign ‘big striker’ to support Macauley Bonne

PUBLISHED: 09:00 04 May 2018

Leyton Orent forward Macauley Bonne heads home the opener at Gateshead (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Leyton Orent forward Macauley Bonne heads home the opener at Gateshead (pic: Simon O'Connor).

07958 573219 simon.oconnor@virgin.net

The one-time Leyton Orient forward has discussed some of the business the Brisbane Road club need to complete this summer

Leyton Orient legend Peter Kitchen is confident the O’s will bring in a ‘big striker’ to help support Macauley Bonne next season.

The 66-year-old had two spells at Brisbane Road and played a huge part in helping the team reach the FA Cup semi-finals in 1978.

He has watched on with interest this season as Orient have struggled at times to adapt to life in the National League.

One man who did impress for the O’s was striker Bonne, who netted 22 times in the division and 25 in all competitions.

While Kitchen has been impressed with the forward, he is confident Justin Edinburgh will know what additions Orient have to make this summer.

He said: “Justin has played at all levels of football and he has got some experience of managing in League One and League Two and obviously in non-league, so I think Justin knows what is needed.

“I think it has been a learning curve for everyone to see how competitive the division is and what you have to have to get out of the National League.

“The league is very inconsistent though and at one stage I think there was only a few points between everyone in the top half of the table.

“You definitely need a lot of strong players who are physical and battlers and I feel Orient haven’t been as competitive as they needed to be or as physically up for the challenge and Justin will see that and maybe look to bring in a big quality striker.

“We need someone who can physically help up front because Bonne is very mobile, but they need a big striker and possibly a competitive midfielder.”

Given Kitchen’s experience in the game, he is well judged to comment on what O’s need and few will disagree with his assessment.


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

Yesterday, 18:21

Jermaine Blackwood scored a match-winning 95 as Test cricket’s big return ended with the West Indies chasing down 200 to defeat England by four wickets in the eerie silence of the Ageas Bowl ‘bubble’.

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Zak Crawley stepped up with the highest score of his short Test career as England established a hard-fought lead in the first Test but a late surge from the West Indies bowlers left the tourists sensing a day five victory at the Ageas Bowl.

Saturday, July 11, 2020

West Ham United boss David Moyes says they can use previous relegation battle experiences to drive them on ahead of clash with Norwich City.

Saturday, July 11, 2020

West Ham’s Michail Antonio put his impressive goalscoring down to manager David Moyes, following a morale-boosting 4-0 win at Premier League basement boys Norwich.

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Michail Antonio netted all four goals as West Ham moved six points clear of the relegation zone and sent Norwich back to the Championship.

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Golf, like most sports, has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic this year.

Saturday, July 11, 2020

West Ham United manager David Moyes insists midfielder Mark Noble will be always play a vital part despite losing his place after picking up a hamstring injury.

Saturday, July 11, 2020

With more grassroots sport now getting the green light to return to action, we take a look back at some of the recent happenings at the elite level.

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