On January 20th 2016 Leyton Orient bought the 6″4 French man Armand Gnanduillet who has had a very frustrating time in Engalnd. At Chesterfield with Spells at Tranmere and Oxford he never hit top form scoring 14 Goals in 88 games which struck the big french men’s confidence massively.
It was untill he Signed for League 2 side Stevenage that he would really hit top form. He joined the side who were really struggling under new boss Teddy Sheringham on October 9th 2015 and it would take him 2 games to make an impact and score his first goal which gave him a massive confidence boost. But it would then take him 7 more games in the league to score again but in that time he was still making a positive impact for the team by holding the ball up and playing it off to other players and would help Stevenage to go on a 6 game unbeaten run. He also helped Boro upset the odds and beat League 1 side Gillingham in a 3-0 win which he scored in the dying minutes of the game. His next goal came against Accrington Stanley in the first 40 seconds after a Chris Whelpdale shot hit the keeper then bounced off Armand to scorewhich was great for him as you could really see him taking his chances in front of goal and making a difference for the side. In the next game against Dagenham and Redbridge he did not score but however he came off the bench after just 37 minutes for Mark Hughes who had a poor game to put it nicely and you could really see the game come to life when he came on and the side scored to make the loss abit less embarrassing.
His next game he scored in was Against the side he was now joined Leyton Orient. He came on in the second half in the side that were 1-0 down and scored 2 good goals both from great play by Tom Pett and a sublime chip from Ben Kennedy. It was in this game that i knew that Teddy Should get this guy on a permanent he was brilliant everytime he played Stevenage looked alot better and scored goals. If he wasnt scoring chances,he was creating chances. His final game for Stevenage was against Mansfield in which he scored. It was then 11 days later he would sign for the O’s.
When i heard the news i was devastated he was one of the few players who played well in a poor Stevenage side. It is a decision that will annoy fans as their main source of goals has now gone to a better side. If Leyton Orient fans can be patient and have faith in him then they will have themselves a top player who only gets better game after game.