Ling targets loan trio
By Pete Allison
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Martin Ling is looking to sign all three of Leyton Orient's loanees permanently.
Leyton Orient boss Martin Ling is looking to sign all three of his current loanees on permanent deals.
Hull's Alton Thelwell, Southend's Luke Guttridge and James Walker of Charlton have all impressed during their stay at Brisbane Road, and Ling has admitted that he is looking to sign all three.
"I would like to keep them," he said, "but there is a lot of work to be done with Guttridge and Walker."
Ling also revealed that three Orient players currently on loan from his side are free to leave the club.
Lee Steele is currently impressing at Chester, whilst Clayton Fortune and Darryl McMahon are playing their football at Port Vale and Notts County respectively.
With Orient struggling in League One this season, Ling would undoubtedly be looking to strengthen his squad in order to beat the drop.
"I would like the deals for those loan players to become permanent ones," he said.
"It would make a difference to what we can do."