Former Hammers skipper Nolan training with Orient

Kevin Nolan: Linked with moves to Sunderland and Bournemouth

Former West Ham midfielder Kevin Nolan – a reported target for Sunderland and Bournemouth – is training with League Two Leyton Orient following his release by the Hammers.

The 33-year-old is currently without a club after being released by Irons boss manager Slaven Bilic this summer after four years at Upton Park.

Nolan is familiar with Leyton Orient coach Ian Hendon from the pair’s time at West Ham, and the London club have allowed Nolan the chance to keep his fitness up while he looks for a new club.

The former Newcastle and Bolton midfielder has been linked with moves to both the Black Cats and the Cherries, but speaking to Orient’s official website, Hendon said: “It is great to have such a model professional in Kevin at the club, and I am more than happy for Kevin to come in and train with the squad.

“It is good for our players to be training with a vastly experienced and talented Premier League midfielder.”

Hendon joined West Ham in June 2011 as development coach, exactly the same month as Nolan was bought from Newcastle United.