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AFC Bournemouth loanee Harry Cornick confident Leyton Orient can bring three points back from League Two leaders Morecambe

PUBLISHED: 14:00 02 September 2016

Leyton Orient's Harry Cornick dribbles past two Mansfield Town opponents with ease (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Leyton Orient's Harry Cornick dribbles past two Mansfield Town opponents with ease (pic: Simon O'Connor).

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Winger was exceptional on Tuesday night and fully believes east Londoners can defeat top of the table Shrimps this weekend

Leyton Orient's Harry Cornick tries his best to get past a Fulham opponent (pic: Simon O'Connor).Leyton Orient's Harry Cornick tries his best to get past a Fulham opponent (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Harry Cornick says Leyton Orient will try to impose themselves on Morecambe at the Globe Arena tomorrow (Saturday).

The 21-year-old, speaking before Dean Cox’s shock departure from Brisbane Road by mutual consent, was the star of the show on Tuesday night.

He created two of the three goals they scored in the 3-1 success over Stevenage in the English Football League Trophy and played a part in the other.

Orient will now make the trip up to Lancashire to take on League Two leaders Morecambe this weekend.

The Shrimps were among the favourites for relegation at the start of the campaign, but have 12 points out of a possible 15 so far.

Cornick said: “Morecambe have won four games already so they’ve done well at the start, but anybody can beat anybody in League Two.

“We’ve seen that already so we’ll go up there, try to play our football and hopefully we get the three points.”

AFC Bournemouth allowed Cornick to make the loan switch to O’s on July 26 after spending last season at Yeovil Town.

The winger admitted he did have interest from other clubs, but decided a move to the east Londoners would be good for him.

“I had a few offers from other League Two teams, but I think Orient was the right one for me,” said Cornick.

“They are the side that is going to push towards the top and it is a nice club, not too far from me and it was the perfect choice. I didn’t need to think about it too much.”

Orient have won three of their last four matches, but Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at home to Mansfield Town halted their progress.

Andy Hessenthaler’s team bounced back on Tuesday night, although Cox’s departure has since rocking the Brisbane Road faithful.

The O’s supporters were far more happier after seeing a 3-1 success over Stevenage in the English Football League Trophy on Tuesday.

One of the reasons was due to the fact they were able to see current or former academy players feature for the first team.

Sam Sargeant, Aron Pollock, Sandro Semedo, Sam Dalby and Josh Koroma all played on Tuesday having developed in the Orient Academy.

“This victory will give us a confidence boost going into the next game. It is good for the young lads as well,” said Cornick.

“I don’t know many of the people here, but a youngster (Dalby) has come on and made his debut - that is what the cups are all about.

“It is giving them a chance and he’s come on and done well. Josh looked bright so it gives everybody a chance to play and good to rotate the squad.”


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