Could Leyton Orient be set to make a return to the Football League following a two-year hiatus? If results are anything to go by, then it would appear that they are strong contenders to win the National League and take the sole automatic spot the division offers.
Justin Edinburgh has done a brilliant job at Brisbane Road with The O’s in the time he has been at the club and looks set to win promotion to League Two for the second time in his managerial career – having achieved the feat with Newport County in 2013 via the playoffs.
Edinburgh has clearly given the club’s faithful something to cheer about following his appointment by owner Nigel Travis, following years of instability and some of their darkest moments in history – and has been rewarded with a new contract to extend his stay.
However, the National League is an extremely fierce and competitive league and one that the London outfit will know that they need to remain at their very best if they are to come out as champions.
With nine games still left to go, Leyton Orient will need to continue to treat each game as important as possible, although their wins against Wrexham and Aldershot Town will have helped in their quest immensely.
The Welsh outfit have been challenging The O’s for much of the season, however, the victory meant that the club could build some breathing space between themselves and the rest of the chasing pack, especially considering they are still in contention of lifting the FA Trophy.
Those wins against Wrexham and Aldershot will have also come as a boost to Edinburgh’s side as it was the first time they had managed to record four successive league wins this season, beating their previous record of three – which had been matched a number of times.
The run of victories could not have come at a better time for Orient either following a rather patchy run of form at the turn of the year and with games against some of the division’s tougher sides, they will need to be in fine form to overcome them.
If the likes of Macauley Boone and Josh Koroma continue to put in consistent performances of a high standard and the experienced heads of Dean Brill and Jobi McAnuff in the side, playing their football back in the Football League could be something Leyton Orient could seriously be looking forward to next season.
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