Search

Josh Coulson hoping to start at Maidstone United and give Leyton Orient fans some early Christmas cheer

PUBLISHED: 15:00 21 December 2017

Leyton Orient defender Josh Coulson slides in on Maidstone United's Reece Prestedge (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Leyton Orient defender Josh Coulson slides in on Maidstone United's Reece Prestedge (pic: Simon O'Connor).

07958 573219 simon.oconnor@virgin.net

Orient centre back has enjoyed working with new boss Justin Edinburgh since recently returning from groin injury

Josh Coulson is hoping to start again for Leyton Orient this weekend and help give their fans some early Christmas cheer with a win at Maidstone United.

The east Londoners travel to Kent with some form following back-to-back victories over Sutton United and Haringey Borough in recent weeks.

After going 15-games without a win in the National League, Orient are now looking to earn two in a row in the division.

Coulson, who returned from a groin injury to play 59 minutes at Haringey in the FA Trophy last weekend, said: “It’s up to the gaffer whether I play or not, but I will put myself out there to play every game.

“We have Maidstone on Saturday and it’s another 3G pitch, but hopefully it is the last one of the season!

“We will be focused and concentrated on getting a good result there and starting the Christmas period with a win.”

After finally getting success on a 3G surface last Saturday, following defeats at Sutton and Bromley earlier in the campaign, the O’s will hope to handle the Stones’ artificial pitch this weekend.

Boss Justin Edinburgh will be returning to Kent having managed Gillingham for 23 months and Coulson has enjoyed working with the new Orient head coach so far.

He added: “His record in management speaks for itself and in his playing career too, so when he came through the door we knew what to expect.

“I know people he knows anyway, so I knew what to expect and he’s come in and got the reaction he now wanted.

“The first game at Solihull Moors didn’t go too well, but it’s two wins out of two now and we’ll focus on doing well in the next one at Maidstone.”

Orient were not at their best against Haringey last weekend, but they did show decent character to come from behind and avoid an almighty banana skin in the FA Trophy.

Coulson is hopeful that will give them even more of a lift ahead of their last fixture before Christmas.

“It was a cup game so the result is the main thing and we’ve won 2-1,” said the on-loan Cambridge United defender.

“We were not happy with the performance and I think that’s obvious, but it is two wins in a row now and we should take that confidence into Maidstone.”

Related articles

Latest East London Sports News

Leyton Orient's players and staff show they belong in League Two with victory against a team which should have won promotion last season

11:42

England's women progressed to the semi-finals of the EuroHockey Championships with a narrow victory over an extremely plucky Belarus side.

11:00

London Lions have added Spanish guard Jorge Romero to their roster, after enjoying a stellar career in his home country.

08:48

Essex Senior League: Sawbridgeworth Town 2 Sporting Bengal United 3

07:14

Essex wicketkeeper Adam Wheater admitted their three-wicket win at Kent in the County Championship was 'hard to explain'.

Yesterday, 22:03

League Two: Mansfield Town 2 Leyton Orient 3

Yesterday, 19:18

In its 168 years, Canterbury Cricket Week has never witnessed anything quite like it as Essex overcame a first-innings deficit of 112 to land an astonishing three-wicket Specsavers County Championship win with over a day to spare.

Yesterday, 15:16

England's men's team failed to advance to the semi-finals of the EuroHockey Championships after drawing with Spain in an action packed match in Belgium.

PROMOTED CONTENT

It's now just under a month since All Points East took over Victoria Park with two weekends of world-class music and a programme of free community events.

Curated by AEG Presents, All Points East is bringing an impressive line-up of multi-flavoured music to Victoria Park from May 24-26 and May 31-June 2.

Victoria Park - or 'Vicky Park' as the locals know it - has been the setting for many important events over the years.​ Here, we take a look at its unique cultural history.

Newsletter Sign Up

East London Advertiser twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Most Read

Latest from the East London Advertiser

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists