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O`s Sign Coulson On A Permanent Basis

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Vanarama National League club Leyton Orient have confirmed the permanent signing of Josh Coulson on a two-and-a-half-year deal following his departure from SkyBet League Two side Cambridge United.

The 28-year-old defender joined the O’s on a six-month loan in July and has quickly become a fan favourite at the Matchroom Stadium.

Coulson departs Cambridge following ten years service, having been handed his senior debut in October 2007 in a 2-2 draw against Halifax Town.

The central defender went on to make over 300 appearances for the club and was rewarded with a testimonial against Tottenham under-23s in the summer before making the move to the O’s.

Coulson has made sixteen appearances for the O’s, scoring his first goal in the 2-1 win over Haringey Borough in the Buildbase FA Trophy.

He netted for a second time in the Boxing Day victory over Dagenham & Redbridge at the Matchroom Stadium, and has been part of the O’s defence that has conceded just once in five matches.

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Former Swansea City and Kettering Town defender who has been managing the likes of Kettering Town u18s, Rothwell Town, Desborough Town and Wellingborough Town for 33 years as well as being technical director at AFC Rushden & Diamonds.

Began in non-League journalism as editor of Team Talk magazine back in the early 1990s and then as editor of Non-League Daily, joining Pitchero to set up Pitchero Non-League in January 2011. Also works for the National League.

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