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

(@jkelly1882)

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

  • October 9, 2015 at 10:47
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    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
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    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
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      @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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  • October 9, 2015 at 11:28
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    Let's hope he can start scoring & come back into our team but I have my doubts good luck John

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    • October 9, 2015 at 12:37
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      @block 28: no chance of pulling on a MFC shirt again, been given loads of chances and never taken them, will score goals at orient them join them permanently in January.
      Good luck to him

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  • October 9, 2015 at 11:36
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    On a worse note looks like jimmy & upson will be out for two months..whoever plays instead of jim they have there work cut out to even come close to wot he gives us

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  • October 9, 2015 at 11:37
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    Feel sorry for JM, left Gillingham where it looked like he was finally happy, settled and scoring, came back to his childhood club with the belief he could carry the form over but then nobody I guess at that time could foresee Morison leaving Leeds to come back plus the emergence of O'Brien into a fine striker and the likes of Pavey and Philpot coming up... Good Luck John hopefully this is now the time when you can really kick-start your career at a new club. No more false dawns. Head down and move on

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    • October 9, 2015 at 23:26
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      @REAL Supporter: you @Bexley_Lion: I totally agree. The lad was happy and playing, got the call from the club he loves and got no opportunity to prove his worth (not that I think he is up to it personally).

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  • October 9, 2015 at 11:44
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    What is the point in having a player that we constantly send out on loan???

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      • October 9, 2015 at 15:20
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        @The Roar: In the past couple of years he's been up and down more times than Katie Price's draws!

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  • October 9, 2015 at 12:18
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    Feel for the boy but has never looked up to it for me. Personally, I think he was re-signed as Millwall didn't want egg on their faces if he started banging them in for Gillingham. I think most of us knew in our hearts he wasn't what we needed. Seems like a good lad. Best of luck.

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  • October 9, 2015 at 12:34
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    So JM is out on loan,best of luck to him,
    I have just been told by a source deep inside Palace that we are to get a Mid-fieder by the name of William's on loan from them ,he is a very good player i am told.

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    • October 9, 2015 at 12:39
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      @jim1222: I know he was highly rated Jim, but apparently has lost his way a bit last couple of seasons. Could be good.

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    • October 9, 2015 at 17:26
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      @jim1222: he is on loan to notts forest until january2016 according to wikipedia !!

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    • October 9, 2015 at 13:06
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      @Millwall1979: don't rate him + he ain't played much football so not goin to be fit. As you say waste of time

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  • October 9, 2015 at 13:08
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    It's so obvious JM has asked to go - reason all the slaters on here and lots of so called Wall fans on his back when the few times he has played. Bit like Wall supporters fighting each other at Wembley - yep true supporters - well done all concerned.

    Best of luck JM hope u score lots of goals for Orient and being only young go on to do very well -
    you remind me so much of a certain player who had a hard time here same scenario million pound player now proven goal scorer at top level links to Bournemouth and Norwich ring a bell - yep well done slaters. Bet you don't even know who I am talking about!!!

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    • October 9, 2015 at 13:19
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      @Mekongriver: But Grabben was very poor for us. Sometimes it works for some players at certain clubs and not at others. If Grabban was still playing with us he would still be poor.

      I feel for JM though, people saying he has had his chance this season??? He played against Barnet and Peterborough and come on as a late sub a few times. Hopefully he gets a good 3 months under his belt, scores a few and comes back to wall and scores a few with us. Always wanted it to work for him here!

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      • October 10, 2015 at 17:13
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        @whiteliont: But with Grabban you could see that there was a player there; just a question of how to get it out of him consistently. I rated him, but unfortunately he was not a Millwall type player. Some of the most popular players for us have been limited but willing to die for the cause. Unfortunately with JM, I have never seen potential to be anything but a lower league striker. Just look at the difference between AO and JM (and to my mind LG). You can see that AO has it in him to be a very good player.

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    • October 9, 2015 at 13:26
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      @Mekongriver:
      I doubt very much if Marquis reads anything on here. I'm sure he's asked to go following over 10,000 supporters view on him when he plays. Obviously a view shared by Bomber and the rest of the coaching team. So, is he right or are we all?
      If Marquis ever gets anywhere near the level Grabban of then I'm sure we'll eat humble pie.
      Personally, I think we'll all be on steak and potatoes for a very long time.

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    • October 9, 2015 at 13:54
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      @Mekongriver: this is rubbish, he has had plenty of chances , against Posh he was terrible. He will do well at the O's and good luck to him he certainly doesn't deserve to stay on merit.

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    • October 9, 2015 at 14:15
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      @Mekongriver: I think if you read the fabulous 'family' book by Michael Calvin you will understand why Grabben went.

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    • October 9, 2015 at 14:22
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      @Mekongriver: spoken like a true charlton fan..ffs man he is complete waste of time.just like you .f****** anorak

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      • October 9, 2015 at 21:41
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        @Jim28: I thought the point made about "Bit like Wall supporters fighting each other at Wembley - yep true supporters - well done all concerned" was a good point. To you, it's, what do you say, "s******* on your own fans" to criticise any element of this nature. It's not the first time you've been wound up by this. Were you a part of that, Jim?

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        • October 10, 2015 at 00:10
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          @SE14:
          You clearly don't have a clue why it kicked off at Wembley. Not everybody involved wanted to be, some were in the wrong place at the wrong time and had to defend themselves. Don't comment on something you know NOTHING about.

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          • October 10, 2015 at 02:16
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            @82wall: did anybody see the fighting that broke out between Millwall supporters on one of the drinking terrace at Wembley at half time the year before when we lost to Scunney I did and it was quite disturbing.

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        • October 10, 2015 at 02:32
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          @SE14: what the f*** has wembley in 2012.yes over 3 yrs ago got to do with anything..get over it and move on your f****** tool...and i agree with 82wall ...

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    • October 10, 2015 at 00:11
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      @Mekongriver:

      You talk waffle mate. Proper off your head you are. And you clearly don't follow Millwall closely enough if you don't know why Grabban left. You are clueless and have the mental age of a 5 year old you dribbling retard.

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      • October 10, 2015 at 20:09
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        @82wall: read what your saying and it's pretty obvious you think you know it all when in fact you know f*** all!

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    • October 10, 2015 at 14:48
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      @Mekongriver:

      You are fooling yourself if you think folk leave
      Millwall because of the Slater family.
      You only have to look back at the clown.
      When we politely asked him to do one (several months of politely asking),
      he wouldn't listen.

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  • October 9, 2015 at 14:17
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    Good luck JM never given the support you deserved, bang in the goals at the O's and show what you can do

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  • October 9, 2015 at 14:40
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    Never really given a proper run as NH prefers Gregory !!!
    Must really regret not signing for the gills where he was a favourite & scored goals.
    Good luck to him, poorly treated imo.

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  • October 9, 2015 at 15:13
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    Gillingham fan in peace;

    It must be said we all saw this coming a mile off, it was clear he wasn't going to play for you this season and yet he decided to stay with you, I don't mean that to sound bitter as it isn't meant to but I don't feel sorry for the lad now, he had the chance to start for us every week and now he has ended up in League 2. Ironically we don't need him now anyway. I think if he wasn't a Millwall boy he would've signed for us, I think anyone who isn't a fan would've done the same thing. Obviously a loyal fan so fair play to him for trying to forge a career with you but you can all agree that it was ultimately the wrong choice.

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    • October 9, 2015 at 16:42
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      @Jack The Gill: In watching the highlights of Marquis goals for Gillingham the player that really stood out for me was Bradley Dack. Seemed like a tenacious attacking midfielder who set Marquis up for a fair few goals... Now having a very good goal scoring season so far!

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    • October 9, 2015 at 16:46
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      Wasnt he on the bench for the last 4 or 5 games when he was with you last season?

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    • October 11, 2015 at 08:15
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      @Jack The Gill: your lot wanted him for free ..if he had turned down mfc contract you would have to pay a fee..under fa rules...but your tight chairman said no to any fee reguardless of the price..so check your facts before you come on to a london website..cos you are a clueless pikey

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    • October 11, 2015 at 09:21
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      @Jack The Gill: not sure he was a guaranteed starter for the Gills as he wasn't starting every game last season either. I admire his choice to stay though, in hind sight best move for his career was probably away from Millwall. I do believe he can flourish in the right environment and with the right coaching. At the moment We need instant success as we have had 4 years of crap served to us and the fans are running out of patience.

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  • October 9, 2015 at 15:16
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    a move in the right direction - get rid of below average players and replace them with better ones - it is quite simple - well done to the decision makers

    nothing against the lad - he just isn't good enough

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  • October 9, 2015 at 15:37
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    This is the bottom line.
    He made his Lions debut in 2009.
    Six years on and not anywhere near being a first teamer.
    This is the EIGHTH time he has been Loaned out.
    Not good enough so needs to join another Club for his own career sake.

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  • October 9, 2015 at 15:42
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    What we need to think about as fans is surely each individual manager that has sent him on loan cannot be wrong, they have all said that he is Millwall through and through yet each time he has a new contract he then gets slung out on loan - either A) Managers cannot see beyond his Millwall roots or B) Something is going on behind the scenes that we as fans are unaware of either a rubbish trainer is to cock sure or just aint good enough, Harris said the other week he has the luxury of having 4 strikers in Aiden, Morison, Greggs and Marquis, yet a couple of weeks later throws him out on loan, does this mean now that Pavey is going to get promoted or Philpot? I feel for the boy but surely this must spell the end of his Millwall Career, he may have it in him at another club but I dont think Millwall are the club for him now. Good luck in the future John

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    • October 10, 2015 at 00:13
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      @Block41:
      Your missing 1 vital point. He hasn't been loaned out the other times because he isn't good enough. It's been for first team experience due to his age.

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  • October 9, 2015 at 17:36
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    "And you can bring yer dinner . . . You'll f**king need it"

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  • October 9, 2015 at 17:40
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    Get Ched Evans in before he is cleared of all charges and he will send us up.

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  • October 9, 2015 at 17:58
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    Oh well good luck to the boy hope he sorts his self out a deal at Orient he trys but it just don't happen for him at the Den so all the best John and good luck in the future

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  • October 9, 2015 at 20:15
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    Think he's way down the pecking order with the likes of Pavey and Phillpot beginning to make there mark.
    Was at the U21 game yesterday and Pavey although not scoring was more of a threat then I've ever seen from Marquis
    Here's hoping he makes his mark at Orient no one can question his effort

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  • October 10, 2015 at 16:14
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    Just come on for Orient ... Orient 3-1 down with Dunney sent off ... hat-trick anyone?

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  • October 10, 2015 at 18:29
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    Should of got rid of john in the summer always thought he was s*** good luck anyway john wish u all the best 4 the future I wonder who will take he position pavey or philot or a new striker on loan who knows COYL MILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

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  • October 11, 2015 at 17:09
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    when are the club gonna f****** realise he's not good enough. he's been here for f****** ages!!! waste of money and could of had someone in better years ago.

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