The Lowdown on...Leyton Orient
19th July 2015
LEYTON Orient found themselves relegated last season, back to League 2. It is the first time we will meet them in the basement division for 14 seasons...
Last season: 23, League One, 49 pts
Manager: Ian Hendon
Nickname: The O's
When we play them: home - Tuesday, November 24; away - Tuesday, April 19
Last time we met: (League Cup 2014/15) D 3-3, (L 6-5 on pens)
Ins: Sean Clohessy (Colchester United); Paul McCallum (West Ham United); Sammy Moore (AFC Wimbledon); Ollie Palmer (Mansfield Town); Jake Taylor (Reading); Blair Turgott (Coventry City)
Outs: Shaun Batt (Barnet); Scott Cuthbert (Luton); Chris Dagnall (Kerala Blasters); Adam Legzdins (Birmingham City); Kevin Lisbie (Barnet), David Mooney (Southend United); Elliot Omozusi (Cambridge United); Gary Sawyer (Argyle); Romain Vincelot (Coventry City)
If Leyton Orient were a musical instrument they would be... a cello. Reasonably-sized and potentially beautiful in the right hands - as shown by the O's third-place finish in League One two seasons ago. Furthermore, one of Orient's most notable fans, Julian Lloyd Webber rose to fame as a cellist. Around the 1700's, cello's were made popular by Italians. Orient are also popular in Italy - last season their owner Francesco Becchetti put the O's on an Italian reality TV show on the Agon Channel which he owns.