Tom Parkes has been transfer-listed six months after turning down a deal at Bristol Rovers to join Leyton Orient.
Parkes rejected the offer of a one-year contract extension at the Memorial Stadium in favour of the added security of a two-year contract at Brisbane Road.
The East London club, however, are fighting a battle against relegation are already on their third manager of the season after the man who brought Parkes to Brisbane Road in the summer, Andy Hessenthaler, was releaved of his duties at the end of September.
Parkes has retained his place under the two men who have succeeded Hessenthaler – Alberto Cavasin and current boss Andy Edwards – but is reportedly one of four players that Orient will listen to offers to as owner Francesco Becchetti contemplates a shake up in a bid to ward off the threat of relegation.
The central defender played in a 2-1 defeat at Portsmouth last weekend and has featured in 29 of Orient's games so far this season.
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Post by gregorystevens on Jan 18, 2017 8:21:32 GMT
Parkes had some immense games for us but always had a clanger in him.
Would have him back. Depends what else is available, at what price. I am guessing he would be fairly cheap right now wages wise as he looks like he's going to find employment difficult now.
Bit slow but technically good enough on the ball for L1 easy peasey. It's his pace which would worry me, but confident in him in the air. I used to enjoy parkes and brown passing about on the left as they were both good enough to pass out of trouble which we lack now. I was sad to see him go and thought he was probably best suited of all our CB to league 1.
I know nothing of his work ethic though, I heard it was poor and I have seen him overweight before. A motivated and fit parkes could be a great player.
"Tom Parkes has been transfer-listed six months after turning down a deal at Bristol Rovers to join Leyton Orient"
Not sure how true this statement is but if it is true then why would we want a player back whose already turned is back on a contract offer with the club? Plus Parkes also had some shockers last season even in Div 2.
The only time I see him now is on Football on 5 looking dejected as Orient concede yet another goal. He was alright with Macca but not Tom L - still looks heavy. I'll happily wait for Jake Salter-C to come back shortly.
No ta not good enough for league 2 let alone league 1. I'm all in favour of finding players from lower divisions and on the cheap and DC has worked wonders doing just that but they have to be good players and we know Tom and saw how he was good in the conference poor in league 2 so league 1 ? He's also got a questionable personality and I reckon DC offered him a sh**e contract to get rid to be honest. No thanks.
we dodged a bullet with Tom leaving. A few days later he did the car incident. Not DC's type of player and unlikely to manage well in Lge 1.
The article suggests Orient want money for him. Good luck with that. What a basket case of a club.
A lot of people think the grass is greener on the other side; it isn't, it's got a dog with rampant diarrhoea over there.
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Not good enough in any shape or form. Was always a mistake waiting to happen and looks at fault for so many of the goals Orient have conceded by being just so slow and out of position. Would not be surprised to see him go non league at all. Why would DC bring him back into a defence that is already mistake ridden this season from better players than Parkes.