Former Manchester United midfielder and new Leyton Orient signing Ethan Galbraith has been tipped to have a bright future by his former academy coach.
Galbraith, a product of Linfield’s youth system, moved to the Red Devils in 2017 in pursuit of a dream of making it at the highest level of football.
In 2019, during a 2-1 defeat to Astana in the UEFA Europa League, the youngster’s dream came true. Galbraith made his competitive debut with the English giants and has since been capped by the Northern Ireland national team on two separate occasions.
Having spent the last two seasons at Doncaster Rovers and Salford City on loan, the 22-year-old was released by Man United and has since signed with newly-promoted League One outfit Leyton Orient.
Galbraith may not have made it at Old Trafford but is still a technically-gifted midfielder with a lot to offer the O’s who will be hoping to solidify in England’s third tier this season.
Tipped for a bright future
Speaking to Belfast Live, Manchester United’s U18s head coach Adam Lawrence was full of praise for Galbraith:
“I personally didn’t work a lot with Ethan. When I came to the club he was already in the Under 21 age group and going into senior football.
“But I know how highly thought of he is within the club, just in terms of coming through the Academy and the relationships he had with the coaches and staff.
Lawrence continued on, discussing the type of player that Galbraith is and the heights the Irishman can potentially reach in his career:
“You can see what type of player he is. He is comfortable on the ball and can handle the ball under pressure. He has good tenacity about him and good energy.
“So he is definitely a good young player who has a lot of potential ahead of him. We feel and hope he can have a career in the game and do well.”
Galbraith is a wonderfully-gifted player and has matured even further having spent the last two years on loan at Doncaster and Salford.
The former United man has experience in League One already from his time at the Eco-Power Stadium which will come in handy for Leyton Orient who will be hoping the Galbraith can adapt quite quickly under head coach Richie Wellens.