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Leyton Orient: Kevin Nolan returns as player

The Orient player has taken a step away from the pitch, to manage and organise the Leyton Orient squad, but is returning to the field, according to Sky.

The club recently announced that Kevin Nolan will be returning to the pitch to play for the Orients, between now and the end of the season.

While Nolan has been managing the side, he has been assisted by Andy Hessenthaler who will be stepping up to the role of manager, as the 33 year old will be returning to the midfield position for the Orients.

There has been no confirmation whether or not Nolan will return to as a player-boss within the club in the Summer time, as in January Nolan did sign a two and a half year deal within that role.

On Saturday the Orients lost 3-0 away to Barnet, which meant that the Orients were unable to accumulate any further points, which are definitely required if there are any hopes of reaching Play-Offs for League 1.

Leyton Orient currently sit in 11th place within League 2, and have accrued a total of 60 points in 41 games. The Orients are 9 points behind Portsmouth who currently hold the last Play-Off spot.

The CEO, Alessandro Angelieri had the following to say:

“Everyone at the club is fighting hard to make sure we reach the play-offs this season,” Angelieri said.

“Whilst that aim remains within reach, we have decided that Kevin should focus entirely on his playing contribution until the end of the season. We believe that Kevin will be able to make a bigger impact on the team without the distraction of managerial duties.

“Andy Hessenthaler, who has been assisting Kevin over the past few months, will take charge of the first team in the interim.”

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