Ed Turns joins Leyton Orient on loan

The defender will spend the second half of the season in League 2.

By Bruce Talbot • 13 January 2023

By Paul Hazlewood
Ed Turns joined Albion as a 14-year-old.

Defender Ed Turns is joining League 2 leaders Leyton Orient on loan for the remainder of the season.

The 20-year-old, who has been with the club since 2014, made his under-18s debut in 2018 and played for the under-23s two years later.

In 2021, Ed made his first-team debut in the 2-0 win over Swansea City in the Carabao Cup and played in the same competition against Forest Green Rovers this season. He was named in a Premier League squad for the first time in December 2021.

He signed a new contract that month, keeping him at Albion until the end of the 2023/24 campaign.

Under-21 head coach Shannon Ruth said, “It’s important that some of the under-21s get more experience of senior football and this is a great opportunity for Ed to join a club looking for promotion in League Two and going well this season.

"We look forward to seeing how he gets on and we wish him well.”