It has emerged that Leyton Orient striker Jonathan Tehoue is on the verge of joining Swindon Town on a loan deal. The Frenchman is set to link up with Paolo Di Canio’s promotion chasing side, subject to a medical, which is expected to take place tomorrow.
Tehoue was signed by Orient in January 2010 by then manager Geraint Williams, however due to a long spell out of the game the striker struggled to break into the first team. Tehoue managed to make an impact from the bench on numerous occasions and has developed a reputation as a super sub at Brisbane Road. His finest moment in an O’s shirt came in last season’s FA Cup fifth round tie against Arsenal where he came on as a substitute to score the equaliser that forced a replay at the Emirates. During his Leyton Orient career Tehoue has made only twenty-two starts, with sub appearances making up the majority of his seventy-four appearances in all competitions for the O’s. He has scored sixteen goals for Orient to date. Despite question marks over the Frenchman’s fitness, he had enjoyed a run in the first team of late.
Orient have found it difficult to score goals this season, with Jonathan Tehoue contributing only three goals this term. Jamie Cureton returned to Exeter on loan last week after struggling for goals at Orient. He was replaced by Palace striker Calvin Andrew also on loan. If Tehoue does indeed make the move to the County Ground, one would expect Russell Slade to delve into the loan market once again to improve Orient’s attacking threat.