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The East London Football Podcast: West Ham endure miserable transfer deadline day; things look up at Leyton Orient; Dagenham & Redbridge continue bad run

PUBLISHED: 13:00 02 February 2018

Jordan Hugill has signed for West Ham

Jordan Hugill has signed for West Ham

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West Ham United failed to land any of the big names they were chasing throughout January, ended up bringing in Jordan Hugill from Championship outfit Preston North End and National League striker Oladapo Afolayan from Solihull Moors on the final day.

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The club also confirmed that Director of Player Recruitment Tony Henry had been suspended pending a full and thorough investigation after his comments on Deadline Day.

The O’s had a good week with a 2-1 victory at Halifax Town on Tuesday night despite losing 3-2 to Aldershot Town at Brisbane Road on Saturday.

They will return to FA Trophy action this weekend as they take on Dover Athletic with a few more options amongst the squad after a busy deadline day.

Fellow National League outfit Dagenham & Redbridge suffered a miserable 3-1 defeat to strugglers Solihull Moors and have now only won one of their last eight league fixtures.

John Still’s men also saw two of their players leave the club with the possibility of more in the near future.

All this, plus the latest non-league news, is discussed on this week’s East London Football podcast.

Matt Withers is joined by Archant London sports reporters Dave Evans, Jacob Ranson and George Sessions to give their take on another week in east London football.

Latest East London Sports News

Yesterday, 17:06

Hammers boss was speaking to the press ahead of Friday’s game against Cottagers

Yesterday, 13:00

Leyton Orient’s form since the Boxing Day loss at Dagenham & Redbridge has been below-par

Yesterday, 12:00

England get one-day series against West Indies underway in Barbados today

Tue, 17:00

Wapping’s men romped to an 11-0 win over bottom club Saffron Walden in their East League Premier A clash at Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre.

Tue, 15:00

East London moved up to second in London Three Essex division with a convincing 53-17 win over Canvey Island on Saturday.

Tue, 13:00

Tower Hamlets boss AJ Ashanike described his side’s 2-1 win over his former club Ilford as a special one.

Tue, 11:00

The 32-year-old discussed the need for O’s to get back on a consistent run of form in the National League

East Ham Working Men’s Club the venue for special Hammers event next week

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