Townsend to stay at Spurs

ORIENT S hopes of luring winger Andros Townsend, back to Brisbane Road look to have failed. The winger returned to Tottenham at the end of December, when his initial loan spell ended. O s boss Geraint Williams hoped to bring Townsend back for the rest of

ORIENT'S hopes of luring winger Andros Townsend, back to Brisbane Road look to have failed.

The winger returned to Tottenham at the end of December, when his initial loan spell ended.

O's boss Geraint Williams hoped to bring Townsend back for the rest of the season, but it seems that the 18-year-old is set to remain at White Hart Lane.

Saturday's game with Bristol Rovers will be the first since Townsend departed and Williams said: "We'd like to thank Andros for his efforts.


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"He enjoyed his time here and he felt he was doing well and wanted the chance to try and make an impact on Harry Redknapp.

"He's a very ambitious player and for the moment he will be staying at Tottenham."

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FORMER Orient defender Aiden Palmer has signed for Cambridge United on a free transfer until the end of the season.

Palmer was released by the O's at the end of last season and the 23-year-old recently served a seven-month prison sentence for his part in a gangland brawl in north London.

He's the second former Orient player to rejoin ex-O's boss Martin Ling, now in charge at the Abbey Stadium, following his capture of Brian Saah.

Ling said: "Aiden is in the last chance saloon in terms of relaunching his career.

"I know Aiden well. He knows his way around the pitch, but he has to come back from the problems he's had.

"I feel that because of things outside of football, we have got ourselves a bargain, because he's played 50 league games.

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