Millwall striker Marquis joins Leyton Orient on loan

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MILLWALL striker John Marquis has joined Leyton Orient on a 93-day loan.

The 23-year-old's immediate future with the club was thrown into doubt after he was an unused substitute in the JPT win over Northampton despite the Lions missing a number of players.

Marquis has started just two games this season, against Barnet in the Capital One Cup and Peterborough in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

He made his debut for Millwall as a 17-year-old in 2009 but has been sent out on several loan deals since.

Marquis  scored eight goals in eighteen starts at Gillingham last season and though he was given a one-year deal in the summer by Neil Harris he has struggled for game time this season and hasn't scored in six appearances.

The loan deal with Leyton Orient will be the eight of his career after previous spells with Portsmouth, Northampton and Cheltenham.

Orient boss Ian Hendon told the club's official website: "It's no secret that we have wanted to add a striker to the squad following the loss of Paul McCallum to injury and John fits the bill superbly."

"He has played a number of games at this level and has worked with my assistant Andy Hessenthaler at Gillingham last season, so we know what he is capable of and he is a welcome addition to the squad."

Hendon's side are currently in third place in League Two as they aim to bounce back from relegation last season.

John Kelly


55 thoughts on “Millwall striker Marquis joins Leyton Orient on loan

  • October 9, 2015 at 10:47

    Think this is best both for him and the club, and helps balance the books with the Saville deal, just hope we can get George on the books until the end of the season.

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  • October 9, 2015 at 10:58

    Without question, the end of playing for Millwall again.
    Good luck to him.
    Good luck to Pavey!

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    • October 9, 2015 at 17:13

      @NICKOLA: you sure about that? With the bonkers decisions made by our club I think it's just as likely they offer him a 2 year deal, pay rise and a new car!

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