Leyton Orient boss makes confident claim about West Ham

Leyton Orient manager Ian Hendon says that he will try to bring in players from West Ham United.

Leyton Orient manager Ian Hendon has told London24.com that he is looking to sign players from West Ham United in the summer transfer window.

Hendon was appointed the Orient boss last month and will officially assume his duties from the start of July.

The 43-year-old former defender has been working as a coach at West Ham under Sam Allardyce, who has left the Boleyn Ground after his contract with the Premier League outfit ran out at the end of the recently concluded 2014-15 season.

West Ham and Orient are fierce East London rivals, and the relationship between the two clubs are bad because of the Olympic Stadium saga.

However, Hendon believes that he can get some players from the Hammers for his League Two team for next season.

“Of course it is an option for me to get some West Ham players on loan,” the Englishman told London24.com.

“I know the players well and I worked with a lot of them coming through and there are some good young professionals there, but there are a lot of good young professionals at a lot of these Premier League clubs.

“I am sure West Ham are willing to let the lads out and gain experience and in my opinion, the best experience for them is playing league football and not under-21 football at the moment.

“I don’t think the relationship between Leyton Orient and West Ham could make things difficult, they are going to want what is best for their players.”

It is quite bold of Hendon to claim that the relationship between the two clubs is not going to prevent West Ham from loaning out players to Orient.

But perhaps the West Ham bosses will be able to keep that aside and think what is best for their young players.

The Hammers have a number of talented young players who need to play games and develop. Since they are not going to feature in the first team, perhaps they could be loaned out to clubs like Orient in the lower leagues.

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