Hearn speaks of Orient sale struggle

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Leyton Orient chairman Barry Hearn has revealed he is struggling to sell the club and refuses to pump millions into it "because I'm not an idiot".

Hearn is on the lookout to offload Orient but admits he has yet to even speak to a buyer he feels has the best interests at heart for the club, whose deficit passed £1million last year.

The Orient chairman, who owns the lease on the club's Brisbane Road ground, told the Epping Forest Guardian: "Everyone knows that if they want a debt-free club playing reasonable football in League One, it's available. It's hard, because today you can buy clubs for next to nothing as they're bust or have huge debt."

He added: "If I sell, I want to sell to someone with more ambition or money. There's no queue outside my door.

"Some people want me to drive in my personal wealth, but that's not going to happen because I'm not an idiot. We try our best and at the end of the day, the vast majority of Orient fans understand the real position and love the club."

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