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El Mizouni's Season Over
Tuesday, 2nd Apr 2024 16:55

On-loan Blues midfielder Idris El Mizouni’s season with Leyton Orient is over after he suffered a knee injury which will keep him out of action for four months.

The 23-year-old was subbed after 85 minutes of Friday’s 1-0 defeat at Lincoln City with what was thought to be an MCL injury.

And manager Richie Wellens confirmed after yesterday’s 2-1 home reverse to Peterborough United that the Tunisian international will be out for four months, effectively ending his second loan spell with the O’s.

El Mizouni rejoined Orient in the summer having spent the previous season at Brisbane Road, helping them to the League Two title.

The Paris-born schemer was named Players’ and Manager’s Player of the Year and was included in the EFL League Two Team of the Season during that campaign.

El Mizouni, who has made 41 starts and four sub appearances for the O’s this season, is out of contract with the Blues this summer but with the club having an option for another year.

The midfielder or full-back was eyed by several clubs last summer, among them Derby, Wycombe, Charlton, Watford and Plymouth, before opting to spend a second season with the East London side. Once he is over his injury, a number of them could renew their interest in the close season.

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johnwarksshorts added 17:02 - Apr 2
Such a shame for him, Hope he recovers well and continues his career next season.

WhoisJimmyJuan added 17:41 - Apr 2
Poor lad. Hoping he comes back stronger.

Saxonblue74 added 17:46 - Apr 2
A real shame. Seems we know more about our injured loanees than our first teamers! How's Wes doing????

Bazza8564 added 19:12 - Apr 2
Feel very much like a Kyle Edwards situation, release the lad at renewal time and let Orient pick him up for free.

MK1 added 19:20 - Apr 2
As much as I like the lad, I reckon him and us need to move on. Let Orient have him if they want him.

Nomore4 added 19:25 - Apr 2
Take the option and a small fee, can’t imagine Mark Ashton would release this summer for no fee.

runningout added 21:47 - Apr 2

shakytown added 02:18 - Apr 3
Has ability but does not appear to have improved enough to play at our level so far. Still relatively young and i'm sure Kmac will be telling him what he needs to do to get there. Will doubtless be leaving if we are promoted but will not be alone.

WhoisJimmyJuan added 09:21 - Apr 3
That's right: lad.

planetblue_2011 added 09:58 - Apr 3
A very talented footballer!! couple of orient fans at my work love him & wish they can keep him. I’m sure Ipswich will do them a favour. Let the boy go he’s really playing well for them. Shame he hasn’t made the grade for town but no way with the likes of Morsy & Luongo aren’t budging.
Hope it he gets over his injury & has another good season next season, hopefully for orient.

shortmarine1969 added 11:25 - Apr 3
A real shame for him , but take the option then sell him for a modest and do,able (for clubs that will want him) fee , dont just release a sought after player..that is just chucking money away.

budgieplucker added 14:39 - Apr 3
I am sure KMack, will be well aware of what our options are likely to be for either Prem or Championship scenario for next season.

I think my fellow posters are being too simplistic in their views. He is not a Kyle Edwards!!!! He has now had two very solid seasons with Orient one in Div 2 and one in Div, at times he has captain the side this season and scores very highly in the statistics. He is becoming a seasoned pro at 23 and starting to fulfil his potential. Granted he may struggle in the premiership and releasing him for a fair fee might be a good move for all, however, I am not sure I have seen him at full back and whether that is a realistic option there, given that we are likely to see NO Brandon Williams back at PR, release of Camera and maybe allow Janoi to move on and the jury could be out on Tuanzebe, then from a Championship scenario he might just be ready to step up further and his contract here may prove to have been a good investment. I think he could cover both Morsy and Mass, maybe not quite so effectively to start with but I have always liked the lad for his tenacity and all round skill.

Linkboy13 added 17:39 - Apr 3
Is this the longest loan deal ever Orient are getting him on the cheap.

Tractor_Boy_in_HK added 08:52 - Apr 4
The plan clearly wasn't to release him in the summer if we turned down bids of six figures in January - we were just holding out for more money. The knee injury may have dented our plans.

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