Lloyd James wants to finish Leyton Orient’s League Two season with win at Yeovil Town

Leyton Orient midfielder Lloyd James tackles Yeovil Town's Nathan Smith in the previous clash betwee

Leyton Orient midfielder Lloyd James tackles Yeovil Town's Nathan Smith in the previous clash between the two teams (pic: Simon O'Connor). - Credit: Archant

Midfielder won’t think about his future once he starts playing at Huish Park this weekend

Lloyd James will be focused on helping Leyton Orient beat Yeovil Town tomorrow and not worrying about his future.

The former Southampton midfielder is out of contract at the end of this season and admits he doesn’t know if he’ll be offered a new deal.

Whatever the result at Huish Park, the match will conclude a disappointing campaign for the O’s in League Two.

At the start of the season the main aim was to achieve promotion and the highest the east Londoners can finish now is eighth.


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James said: “It is kind of is unsettling not knowing if we’ll get a new contract, but not once we cross the white line because you never know what will happen.

“It is your bread and butter at the end of the day and you’ve got to support your family. That is what we are in, we’re in football and in the lower divisions there will be so many players in the same situation as me.

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“Some of the lads in our dressing room are in the same position as me so you’ve just got to get your head down and try to earn yourself a new contract. Nothing is given to you in life so you’ve got to work hard to try and get it.”

Although the Orient players don’t know what will happen regarding the managerial situation next season, James admits they just need to deal with it.

He insists they are all focused on making sure they end strongly at Yeovil this weekend and give the away fans something to cheer.

“That’s what we are dealing with. We don’t know who is going to be the manager, we don’t know who is making the decision with regard to keeping players,” admitted James. “But we are just focused on the last game of the season and then we’ll see what happens

“We have one match left and like we showed last weekend against Mansfield Town, we want to fight and hopefully we can get another win.”

If James is to make his final appearance for Orient tomorrow, he’ll hope to finish on a positive note.

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