Date: 5th January 2006 at 4:15pm
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Martin Ling has given the chance to three trialists to earn themselves a contract at Orient as the manager seeks to bolster the squad ahead of the promotion push. With Orient in the market for a striker, centre-back and a central midfielder, the three players seem to fit the bill.

Adam Griffiths, an Australian born centre back had been playing his football with Watford having signed a six month contract with the Hornets in July. The 26 year old has had previous experience in his native country with Newcastle United and Belgian side Oostende.

Paul Weerman, previously of Emmen and BV Veendam in Holland is a striker that enjoyed a pre-season stint with Yeovil Town. The 6’4 forward has also previously played in Germany with Preussen Munster and is approaching his 29th birthday.

Central midfield Justin McKay currently plays for Basingstoke Town having left Swindon recently. McKay has scored 4 times for Town this season.

According to Ling, ‘these three have all been recommended to me by various sources, and I’ll have a look at them over the next week’. Commenting on prospective transfer action at Brisbane Road, Ling stated, ‘We are obviously looking for a centre-forward and centre-back first and we have a long list of players for both positions which we are working our way through to see how viable and suitable each option is. Ling went on to reassure that,’There is money available to me and I want to make sure that whoever comes in makes us stronger’.