Spurs announce friendly match next Wednesday in memory of former player

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have announced that they the club’s Under-23s will take on Leyton Orient on 19 August in memory of former defender Justin Edinburgh.

Edinburgh, who passed away from a cardiac arrest in June of last year was a fantastic servant for the Lilywhites through the nineties.

The defender went on to make over 195 appearances for the North Londoners after joining them Southend United as a youngster in 1990 (transfermarkt).

After he retired from professional football, he went into management and had successful spells in charge of teams like Newport County, Gillingham, Northampton Town and Leyton Orient.

It was after guiding Orient to the National League title and winning promotion back to the Football League in the 2018–19 campaign, that he suffered a tragic heart attack.

Tributes poured in from around the footballing world after his tragic passing last year, with Orient even announcing that the West Stand at Breyer Group Stadium would be renamed the Justin Edinburgh Stand.

Spurs have confirmed that their Under-23s will now take the O’s at their stadium, to commemorate Edinburgh’s memory in new JE3 Cup.

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This is a great touch by the club given how revered Edinburgh was at both Tottenham and Leyton Orient. It is just a shame that fans cannot attend and pay respects to the former defender and manager.

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