Eleven released by O’s

Leyton Orient has confirmed that eleven of their squad will be leaving the club following the conclusion of the 2020/21 Sky bet League Two campaign.

Jobi McAnuff – overlooked for the vacant managerial post – announced his retirement from playing, while ten of the squad have been advised that they will not be offered new deals.

Connor Wilkinson heads a list of seven senior players offered new contracts at the Breyer Group Stadium, while Academy graduates, Rhys Byrne, Antony Papadopoulos and Matt Young have been handed their first professional deals.

The O’s are yet to appoint a new manager after interim boss McAnuff parted company with the club. However, whoever is offered the role will have his work cut out shaping a squad capable of challenging for promotion next season.

Leyton Orient’s retained list is as follows;

Players under contract; Ouss Cisse, Dan Kemp, Hector Kyprianou, Shad Ogie, Sam Sargeant, Ruel Sotiriou, Adam Thompson

Players offered new contracts; James Brophy, Craig Clay, Dan Happe, Danny Johnson, Jayden Sweeney, Lawrence Vigouroux, Conor Wilkinson

Academy players offered Professional contracts; Rhys Byrne, Antony Papadopoulos, Matt Young

Players released; Lee Angol, Josh Coulson, James Dayton, Louis Dennis, Myles Judd, Sam Ling, Jordan Maguire-Drew, Jobi McAnuff (retired), Brendon Shabani, Jamie Turley, Joe Widdowson

Loan players returning to their parent clubs; Tristan Abrahams, Tunji Akinola, Nick Freeman

Brian Jeeves

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