A petition has been launched by Leyton Orient fans to rename a stand at the Breyer Group Stadium after Justin Edinburgh.

The O’s head coach was taken to hospital last Monday after being taken ill and it was confirmed on Saturday that the 49-year-old had died after suffering a cardiac arrest.

Tributes have poured in for the former Tottenham Hotspur defender from players and staff at Orient to the wider footballing community, and now fans want to change the name of one of the stands at the ground where he achieved so much in a relatively short time with the club, and the campaign is closing in on 2,000 signatures already.

O’s fan Tor Bartram, who started the petition, wrote on Change.org: “Following the sudden and tragic death of Justin Edinburgh, it can only be right that we, as a club, remember Justin Edinburgh in a fitting way.

“By renaming the West Stand to the Justin Edinburgh (West) Stand, this would be a fitting tribute to the man who turned the club around from 20 in the Conference to league winners for the first time since 1970, in only 16 months.”

As well as guiding Orient back to the Football League since their relegation in 2017, Edinburgh also took the club to the FA Trophy final in his only full campaign with the club.

Orient’s ground was opened up yesterday for fans to come and pay their tributes to the boss, with players Jobi McAnuff and Dean Brill also in attendance.

A book of condolence is also on display at the club, while Edinburgh’s former side Spurs have also opened their own book for fans to pay respects to their former left back.