All supporters of the Leyton Orient FC and in world of football were shell-shocked by the tragic news of the death of their successful and highly respected manager Justin Edinbugh at only 49, who leaves a wife and two small children.

Many O`s fans rushed in mourning to the ground, to pay homage to the club promotion last season to EFL D2 again, finishing top of the National League. This success was attributed to the brilliant two-year spell of leadership that Justin Edinburgh had been responsible for.

The LBWF L/D Team send their prayers and heartfelt condolences to all O's supporters, friends and family.

I went to the O`s ground/score community project to read some of the many messages of sympathy in the blitz of floral tributes inside Brisbane Road and along Oliver Road, all applauding the never to be forgotten manager.

Justin had started his football career at Southend United in 1988-1990, when the legendary Bobby Moore was their manager and then went on to play for Spurs FC 213 times in the Premier League as a prominent defender and FA Cup winner in 1993/94.

Justin Edinburgh was the beacon and approachable manager of the `O`s side who guided them to promotion last season and who put the team back into EFL D2. He was loved and respected by all for his sincerity and ambition in football.

There is a building campaign in the hearts and minds of O`s fans that it will be possible to name a stand in the memory of Justin Edinburgh, so that grateful supporters will be able to remember him and his achievements at each home match in future seasons.

`Lest We Forget'

Patrick C Smith (LBWF L/Ds and Orient FC Fan)