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Leyton Orient look set for relegation

Former Leyton Orient owner Barry Hearn says he now regrets selling the club to businessman Francesco Becchetti.

Lifelong fan Hearn sold the club to the Italian for £4m in July 2014.

Last month Hearn told Radio 5 live
"Looking where we are now, I would never have sold if I had thought this was going to happen," Hearn said. "Hindsight is a wonderful advisor."

"At the time I thought it was perfect for everybody - fans, myself, the club."

He re-itterated the view on the same station on Sunday as the club he took to the verge of the Championship three years ago - they led Rotherham 2-0 at half-time in the League 1 play-off final - look set to lose their league status.

Unless they can beat fellow strugglers Hartlepool at Brisbane Road on Monday and results elsewhere go their way they will be down.

Hearn confirmed though that he won't take over the club again but might act as an advisor to any prospective new owners.

As well as propping up the league Orient have had to fight off winding up orders in the high court in recent weeks and their future looks bleak right now.
JB

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