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Retired Jamaica international McAnuff leads Leyton Orient back to EFL

By Sports Desk May 05, 2019

Retired Jamaica international Jobi McAnuff has led Leyton Orient back into the England Football League (EFL) after a two-season absence.

The 37-year-old midfielder, once a staple of the Jamaican starting line-up, moved back to Leyton Orient two years ago after previously making 51 appearances for the club during the 2014-2016 season.  The player, who was appointed captain of the club last season, played a crucial role in the outfit’s promotion from the National League.

The club’s return to the second division of English football ended a difficult period under former owner Francesco Becchetti, an Italian businessman.  With his departure, Orient have been revived under the steadier guidance of Nigel Travis, the chairman, and American Kent Teague, the vice-chairman and principal investor.  The new situation has been spoken of favourably by the Jamaican.

“I can’t speak highly enough of the owners, who have given the club that platform and stability,” McAnuff, the former Jamaica international, said.

“With what we have got upstairs, with their desire and ambition, the sky is the limit. We are not going up just to make up the numbers next season.”

 

 

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