Leyton Orient boss McAnuff explains the reasoning for dropping Jamie Turley to the bench
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Leyton Orient interim manager Jobi McAnuff explained the reasoning behind leaving Jamie Turley out on the starting line-up as they drew 2-2 with Harrogate Town.
The 31-year-old has started the last 10 consecutive matches since McAnuff took charge of the O’s but the boss felt the experienced defender probably was in need of a rest.
He had only featured 10 times in all competitions prior to that this season with most of his appearances coming in the EFL Trophy, League Cup and FA Cup.
"I had a good chat with Turls, it’s probably the most important that he has played for a very long time, as he has started 10 games on the bounce which I don’t even think he knows the last time he did that,” McAnuff said.
“I just felt on Saturday that it caught up with him a little bit, bit off the pace, and we’ve got options and people that are fresh so at this stage in the season for me that freshness and ability to have that energy around the pitch is very important.
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“It was a little bit of reset for him, he has been absolutely fantastic for me, and certainly he’ll be better for it on Saturday.”
Turley could return to the starting line-up for the home fixture against Barrow on Saturday (12.30pm).
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