Peter Kitchen: That’s much more like it, Orient!

Leyton Orient 2-1 Cambridge United

PETER KITCHEN was altogether more upbeat over Leyton Orient’s performance after goals from Jordan McGuire-Drew and Danny Johnson secured an entertaining 2-1 success over Cambridge United at the Breyer Group Stadium.

It was a hungry display from an O’s side keen to play on the front foot, much to the delight of their former frontman: “That’s much more like it, Orient,” he told Yellow Sport.

“There was so much more attacking intent. It was a positive approach – we were in the driving seat from the start. Even when Cambridge got back into the match, Orient then showed resilience to ensure all three points. The supporters undoubtedly approved and I certainly do.”

Kitch was also pleased to see player/coach, Jobi McAnuff, return to action after a lengthy injury lay-off: “It was a huge boost to have Jobi back, he brings so much to the team – a leader on the pitch and a great influence off it too.

“We are now unbeaten in seven at home. Brisbane Road has to become a fortress. The run is starting to put a different perspective on what has been an eventful season.

“We are now closer to midtable – relegation fears extinguished. Ross Embleton and the players will have been boosted to no end by the performance and result. Now we must build and improve on this sequence as we head into the final two months of the season.

“Orient can now put down a marker of how far they have come and where they need to improve when we face Bradford City and Plymouth Argyle – a chance to chart out progress against a couple of decent teams.”


Brian Jeeves

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