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A tribute to Justin ahead of tonight's match versus Orient

Glyn Hodges on the legacy created by Justin

8 October 2019

AFC Wimbledon tonight face Leyton Orient for the first time since Justin Edinburgh’s death and his contribution to football has been warmly remembered by supporters in recent months.

Those connected with AFC Wimbledon will remember Justin as an opposition manager for Rushden & Diamonds, Newport County, Gillingham, and Northampton, during various times in our recent history. Of course, Justin also played on numerous occasions against Wimbledon for Tottenham Hotspur during his playing days. The highlight of his playing career came in 1991 when he helped Spurs to FA Cup glory at Wembley.

All at AFC Wimbledon were saddened and shocked to hear the news about Justin in the summer, his death at the age of just 49 due to a cardiac arrest coming after a memorable season when he led Orient back into the English Football League. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family and to everyone at Leyton Orient who knew him.  

Glyn Hodges said: “Justin had a successful career as a player and I think he was doing a great job as a manager as well. To have celebrated a promotion with Orient last season to the tragic circumstances of the summer, it was devastating for everybody. With the job he’s done and the legacy he’s left, I’m sure his family will be proud of what he’s done and I’m sure Orient can move forward with the foundations that he laid. He did a fantastic job and Orient are in a much better place now."

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