With one point separating Leyton Orient from a return to the Football League, it has been one hell of a season for the O’s.
The east London side have dominated the National League for most of the season, making the top spot their own for the majority of the campaign and looking more like a League Two than a club playing in the non-league, and they’ve done this on the back of playing youth with experience.
Some shrewd business in the transfer market has put Orient in the pole position for automatic promotion to League Two, but one of their standout players this season hasn’t been a new signing, but of their own in Josh Koroma.
The 20-year-old striker has been one-half of one of the most lethal strike partnerships in the National League this season, scoring 11 goals and assisting seven alongside Macauley Bonne, who he himself has been tearing up the division with 23 goals and four assists.
The duo have been a big part of Orient’s push for promotion, and it is highly likely that the two strikers will be targeted in the summer transfer window, especially Koroma.
Despite being only 20, Koroma has been in and around the Orient first-team since being old enough to play in professional football, making his debut at 16 and since then continuing to develop as a player.
With close to 100 appearances as an Orient player, Koroma has a wealth of experience for someone still learning the game, and it’s this that could see a team higher up in the Football League go in for the striker this summer.
A season in League Two could benefit the striker, but with so many games already for Orient in both non-league and the Football League, a move away to a team of higher quality in a better division might be the next best move for Koroma, who could be the next player from the National League to make waves.
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