Aldershot Town boss Gary Waddock linked with Leyton Orient

Jack Kitson by Jack Kitson / 24 November 2017, 11:01

Leyton Orient’s search for a new manager has been given a fresh jolt after Aldershot boss Gary Waddock emerged as a serious contender for the job, with bookmakers Bet Victor cutting his odds from 12/1 to just 2/1.

Waddock now finds himself second in the betting behind the odds-on frontrunner Justin Edinburgh, who has hogged top spot since the sacking of Steve Davis 10 days ago.

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Waddock, a former QPR and Wycombe boss, returned to Aldershot in May 2016, leading the club to a 5th place finish last season before losing out to Tranmere in the National League play-offs.

The Shots are currently up in 6th spot, six points off the summit and 12 points better off than struggling Leyton Orient, who are one place and three points above the relegation zone.

Favourite Edinburgh (1/2), who was axed by Northampton in August, has plenty of experience at this level, leading Newport up into the Football League back in 2013, and he's now believed to be keen to return to management.

Dover boss Chris Kinnear (6/1) has caught the eye with his troops flying high up in 2nd, whereas Maidstone manager Jay Saunders is a 12/1 shot, while former Cambridge gaffer Richard Money is available at 14/1.

Whoever takes charge of Orient has a huge task on their hands with the club winless in an eye-popping 13 league games, two of which have come under interim boss Ross Embleton - both draws - who himself was sent to the stands on Tuesday during the club’s clash with Chester, which ended 2-2.

Embleton will be looking to end the club’s woeful winless run on Saturday when they travel to fellow strugglers Torquay, a side down in 23rd place with just 14 points from 21 matches.

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