Russell Slade's assistant, Kevin Nugent, will take charge of Leyton Orient for Saturday's visit from Rochdale.

Nugent will lead the O's in the absence of Slade, who tendered his resignation after four-and-a-half years at the helm on Wednesday evening.

He will be assisted by chief scout/goalkeeping coach Kevin Dearden and youth team manager Andy Edwards.

Slade's resignation has yet to be accepted by the O's, but a brief statement on the club's website confirmed it would be Nugent - a former Orient and Cardiff player - who would take control of the side against Rochdale.

Leyton Orient's statement read: "Following the departure of Russell Slade on Wednesday, Kevin Nugent will take control of the first team for Saturday's match against Rochdale.

"Nugent, who was assistant manager to Slade, will be assisted by Andy Edwards and Kevin Dearden for the game at Brisbane Road.”

Nugent has twice been caretaker manager of the O's before; in 2009 following the sacking of Martin Ling and following Geraint Williams' departure a year later.