Richie Wellens, the head coach of Leyton Orient, is eager to have Dan Agyei back on the field to benefit from his goal-scoring abilities. Agyei, a 26-year-old forward signed from Crewe on a two-year deal in the summer, has yet to make an appearance for the team due to injury. Wellens expressed the team’s longing for Agyei’s attributes, such as pace, power, and goal-scoring prowess, which they had signed him for.
Wellens spoke about Agyei, saying, “We miss him. Pace, power, goals. We signed him for that, and unfortunately, we haven’t been able to utilize it.” He highlighted Agyei’s impressive goal-scoring record at Crewe, where he scored 16 goals despite the team’s mid to lower table position.
The head coach added, “He’s got pace, power, and when he breaks, he runs to the goal to score. We signed him to replace Paul Smyth in terms of numbers, goals, and assists. He’s a fantastic lad, always smiling, even though it’s been a hard three or four months for him.”
Wellens expressed optimism about Agyei’s return, emphasizing his positive impact on the team’s spirit and performance. He looks forward to seeing Agyei’s goal-scoring contributions when he is back on the pitch.
Leyton Orient recently had a last-gasp 2-2 draw at Northampton and is heading to Burton Albion for their next game. They are currently in 12th place, just behind Burton on goal difference. Wellens hopes for a positive result at the Pirelli Stadium and recognizes the need to manage the squad effectively, especially as they face a congested fixture schedule in the upcoming weeks.