Date: 6th January 2006 at 1:07pm
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Nathan Abbey has returned to York Street having finished his loan spell at Brisbane Road. Abbey, who was unable to play against Boston last Monday failed to make a single first team appearance in his six week spell, though he was on the bench for seven league fixtures and also played two reserve games.

The return to fitness of Orient number two, Glenn Morris, means that Abbey is no longer required at Brisbane Road. Despite this, Martin Ling remained grateful for Abbey’s contribution whilst he was at Brisbane Road. On the subject of the Pilgrim’s ‘keeper, Ling commented,’We’re extremely grateful to Nathan for his time with us’. Ling went on to add, ‘Although he didn’t make a senior appearance, he provided excellent back up and support for Glyn Garner and was a good character to have around the training ground and in the dressing room’. In a parting tribute, Ling took time to praise Abbey by stating,’He’s a very good goalkeeper and we wish him all the best for the future.’

Abbey will return to Boston United and challenge on loan Leicester City goalkeeper Conrad Logan who played so impressively against Orient in Boston’s 2-1 defeat. Glenn Morris is expected to be on the bench at Craven Cottage on Sunday afternoon for the O’s.