Date: 6th May 2016 at 3:43pm
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Leyton Orient could once again see a summer of chance at Brisbane Road.

Numerous players are out of contract so could therefore walk away from the club as free agents, which is something caretaker boss Andy Hessenthaler is well aware of and would be surprised if rival clubs weren’t looking on at the situation.

The likes of captain Mathieu Baudry, Lloyd James and Jobi McAnuff among those we risk losing.

Hessenthaler, as much as he’s told London24 quick decisions on the Orient future plans would be welcomed, knows all we can do is ‘get on with our jobs’ to end the season.

‘I think the club could lose people. There are some good players here out of contract like the Baudry`s of this world and we could lose them. I`m sure other teams are looking at these guys out of contract and maybe talking to them. Lloyd is another and he was excellent on Saturday against Mansfield Town. We will wait and see and we can`t do anything more than get on with our jobs until we are told differently.’

This is an all too familiar situation for Orient though isn’t it!

No less than a dozen players walked away from the club last summer, some former boss Ian Hendon wanted to keep with Hessenthaler aware of that fact too.

A repeat of this isn’t wanted with the caretaker putting emphasis on the need to sort things out as soon as possible.

‘Last year there were players that left the club and I come in with Ian and I know for a fact there was a couple that we would have kept. We were in a position where they had already gone and got themselves sorted at other clubs and that`s understandable because you can`t wait around. That is why it`s important we get the future sorted out now for the club as soon as possible.’

Francesco Becchetti will have to make things clear, and quickly as the ‘playing catch up’ approach doesn’t help and didn’t help us this season with so many new players needing to be integrated into the squad, with Kevin Nolan then adding plenty of new faces too.

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