PRE-SEASON: Orient to host Spurs U23’s In THE JE3 Cup

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Leyton Orient have further added to their pre-season schedule, with a friendly against Spurs U23’s.

Set to take place on Wednesday 19th August at 7pm, the O’s will host the Spurs side at the Breyer Group Stadium behind closed doors, as both teams remember Justin Edinburgh.

“We feel we have a really strong relationship with Spurs, including me personally with a lot of people – and that’s something we’re trying to evolve,” said Head Coach Ross Embleton.

“Obviously with George Marsh’s loan last season, this was a situation that benefitted both clubs, so it’s something we hope will continue to grow.”

“The friendly with the U23’s is great for the club, and also a big benefit for JE3 Foundation in terms of exposure at the moment.”

Tottenham Hotspur under-23s Coach Wayne Burnett said: “ For our young players, this will be their first match in quite some time after the pandemic and it’ll be a really useful test against Football League opposition.”

“We’ve been in contact with Martin Ling and Ross Embleton at Leyton Orient since last year with a view to doing something to commemorate Justin.”

“Justin was a good man, a really good football person and for us to compete for a trophy named after his Foundation in the JE3 Cup is something we are honoured to do.”

The rest of Leyton Orient’s pre-season schedule can be found here.

Streaming is not set to be available for the event, but O’s fans will be able to keep up to date with the night on Twitter with in-depth coverage.