Ex-Newcastle favourite linked with Sunderland is now training with League Two Leyton Orient

Ex-West Ham United star Kevin Nolan is now training with League Two side Leyton Orient
Ex-West Ham United star Kevin Nolan is now training with League Two side Leyton Orient
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Former Newcastle United captain Kevin Nolan is training with League Two Leyton Orient after his departure from West Ham.

The 33-year-old midfielder - the Hammers’ captain until he left the club by mutual consent just days before the conclusion of the summer transfer window - will remain with the League Two team for an “indefinite period”.

Nolan was linked with a shock move to Sunderland before the deadline but the Black Cats did not make an approach for the experienced midfielder, with head coach Dick Advocaat happy with his midfield options.

He is now training with Orient to maintain his fitness levels.

As a free agent, Nolan could now join a club outside of the transfer window.

“It is great to have such a model professional in Kevin at the club, and I am more than happy for Kevin to come in and train with the squad,” said Orient manager Ian Hendon.

“It is good for our players to be training with a vastly experienced and talented Premier League midfielder.”

Orient are first in League Two, after five wins from their opening six league fixtures this season.