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NEWS: Josh Coulson appointed First Team Captain

3 July 2019

The Club can confirm defender Josh Coulson has been named First Team Captain, assisting Club Captain Jobi McAnuff

The 30-year-old, who has become a fan favourite since joining the O's in July 2017, will wear the armband in instances Jobi McAnuff isn't playing, the legendary winger combining his role as Club Captain with his work as Interim Player/Coach.

Interim Head Coach Ross Embleton told leytonorient.com, "Josh has been fantastic for us since he joined the Club, we all saw when we lost him through injury two seasons ago what a massive miss he was. I think last year he was a fantastic leader on the pitch, everyone in the stands has built up a massive feeling for him - because of that song!"

Josh Coulson said, "It will be a massive honour to lead the lads out when needed to. I've fallen in love with this club, it means a lot to me and my family. You couldn't ask for a better role model than Jobi, I get on really well with him and hopefully, I can help the team and help the football club."

"Obviously with Jobi stepping up in the tragic circumstances of the Gaffer passing away, for me to step up as First Team Captain is something I look forward to. I'll try to instill the things that Gaffer instilled in me and to carry on his legacy."


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