Pritchard makes loan switch to Stevenage

PUBLISHED: 14:30 22 March 2016

Bradley Pritchard in action for Leyton Orient against Stevenage (white, red) earlier in the season (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Bradley Pritchard in action for Leyton Orient against Stevenage (white, red) earlier in the season (pic: Simon O'Connor).

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Orient midfielder has departed Brisbane Road for their League Two rivals

Leyton Orient have allowed Bradley Pritchard to join League Two rivals Stevenage on loan.

The midfielder makes the move to Hertfordshire on a one-month deal after falling out of favour at Brisbane Road recently.

He will now try to help Boro in their battle to avoid relegation from the division with nine fixtures left this season.

Pritchard was a regular under previous head coach Ian Hendon and began the campaign in fine form.

But his performance levels slowly dropped and at times he was played out of position on the right.

The 30-year-old started all of Hendon’s last six matches in charge before he was relieved of his duties following the 3-1 loss to Exeter City on January 16.

Once Kevin Nolan took over, the former Charlton Athletic midfielder immediately found himself among the substitutes.

He was introduced in O’s first two fixtures under their new boss – the win at Wycombe Wanderers and at home to Newport County.

After that, however, he only appeared twice off the bench against Portsmouth and Northampton Town last month.

On Saturday, Pritchard was left out of the match day squad all together as Orient beat Morecambe 1-0.

Now he will join Stevenage having scored once for the east Londoners this season against Hartlepool United in November and represented the club 33 times this year.

With competition in midfield from the O’s player-manager as well as Nigel Atangana, Sammy Moore, Lloyd James and Jack Payne – the loan switch makes sense for all parties involved.

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