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Wednesday 19 June 2019

Orient players remember boss Edinburgh

Justin Edinburgh
Justin Edinburgh

Justin Edinburgh was hailed as "more than a manager" by Leyton Orient captain Jobi McAnuff as players and fans assembled at the club's stadium to remember the late boss.

McAnuff and Orient goalkeeper Dean Brill were clearly emotional as they laid down team shirts in the home dugout bearing handwritten messages for the former Tottenham defender, whose death at the age of 49, following a cardiac arrest, was announced on Saturday.

Speaking by the pitch where he and Edinburgh had celebrated promotion to the Football League just weeks before, McAnuff said: "Football aside, Justin was a hugely positive man, loved his family. Every day he came in he had that lust for life, a real zest about him, a real willingness to enjoy himself.

"I think he would want us to carry that on ... I know for sure he would want us to approach this in the most positive way we can, that's very much what he was about, being on the front foot.

"Together, using those lessons that he taught us, it can help us deal with such tragic circumstances."

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