Orient midfielder seeking home comforts

Leyton Orient midfielder Lloyd James wins the ball off Dagenham & Redbridge's Jodi Jones (pic: Dave

Leyton Orient midfielder Lloyd James wins the ball off Dagenham & Redbridge's Jodi Jones (pic: Dave Simpson/TGS Photo). - Credit: David Simpson/TGS Photo

Former Southampton ace discusses 3-1 victory over Daggers, getting back to his best and facing Stevenage

Leyton Orient midfield Lloyd James in the thick of the action against Barnet (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Leyton Orient midfield Lloyd James in the thick of the action against Barnet (pic: Simon O'Connor). - Credit: Archant

Leyton Orient midfielder Lloyd James is eager for Ian Hendon’s team to build on their opening day victory at home to Barnet when Stevenage visit tonight.

Teddy Sheringham will bring his Borough team to Brisbane Road with just one point to their name follow two League Two matches.

James, who scored in the O’s latest triumph against Dagenham & Redbridge on Saturday, has started in both league games this year.

After Orient started their campaign with a 2-0 win at home, the former Wales under-21 international wants them to make Brisbane Road a fortress.


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If they can register another three points this evening against Stevenage, they will be on the path to achieve that.

“We’d like to make Brisbane Road a fortress this year. We know Stevenage is going to be a tough test with Sheringham just gone in there and with new players,” said James.

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“But we worked very hard during pre-season with the trip to Spain and I think that will show with us playing Saturday, Tuesday.

“I am looking forward to the Stevenage game. The confidence we have in the camp means we are looking forward to every game and we can’t wait for the next one.

“We have got to look after ourselves, rest up and get ready to go against Stevenage. We will do the work on the training ground and hopefully we can get the three points.”

Orient could have won by more against Dagenham on Saturday, but James admitted they can’t be too greedy.

He also discussed how much he is enjoying his football under Hendon and after recovering from breaking his leg last season.

“It is no secret the injury I had and when I come back I will hold my hands up, I wasn’t at my best,” admitted James.

“I was trying my best but now I have had pre-season under my belt I feel I am getting back to my optimum. I am enjoying myself and it is an added bonus to be winning games.

“There was tough times but that is in the past now and I am just delighted to be back there enjoying my football under the new gaffer, the new regime and everything is going well at the minute.

“We have had chances against Dagenham and we did in the previous two games against Barnet and MK Dons, but we can’t get greedy. We have got to keep working and hopefully we can keep doing well.”

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