Leyton Orient winger Gavin Massey is keen to have more of an impact after narrow win over Accrington Stanley
PUBLISHED: 17:30 12 December 2016
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Former Colchester United favourite looking to score more and excited to work with 'passionate' duo Andy Edwards and Danny Webb
Gavin Massey is determined to be involved in more goals for Leyton Orient after admitting he has scored or created enough this season.
The former Colchester United winger was a constant threat during O’s 1-0 win over Accrington Stanley on Saturday.
It was Massey’s first competitive match in 18 days after missing the Doncaster Rovers defeat through suspension having picked up five yellow cards.
Orient’s number 11 suffered a dip in form during October, yet has been a rare shining light for the east Londoners in recent weeks.
Massey said: “It’s not good to miss a game, but when you do it gives you a chance to reflect on your own performances.
“I know deep down I should be scoring and creating more goals so I’ve been thinking about it for the last two weeks. Against Accrington in the first half I really showed what I can do. Second half I was a bit quieter, but that is understandable with the position we are in.
“I’m willing to work hard with Andy Edwards and Danny Webb and hopefully I can score more and create chances for the likes of Jay Simpson, Paul McCallum, Jordan Bowery and the rest and we can have a good Christmas period.”
Massey’s suspension at Doncaster came at the wrong time for the 24-year-old, who appeared to be getting back to his best.
The summer signing scored three times in his first four appearances for Orient, though hasn’t found the net since – a run of 18 games.
And the former Watford trainee looked short of confidence during October when he in particular struggled at Southend and in the home defeats to Portsmouth and Crewe Alexandra.
Yet an improved display at former club Colchester coincided with a return to form, although it wasn’t enough to prevent Alberto Cavasin losing his job.
Edwards has since been placed in charge until the end of the season with Danny Webb stepping up to be his assistant.
Massey is excited about working with the pair and dedicated Saturday’s win to O’s new managerial duo and the supporters.
He added: “Andy and Danny are very passionate about the club and you see that day in, day out on the training pitch.
“Obviously the result against Accrington is for the fans, but it is also for them two because they’ve been in the background for a while.
“Since I’ve been at the club Andy and Danny have been different class and they deserve this result as much as the fans.”
What will help Edwards and Webb move Orient away from the bottom two and up the table from 21st, is more strong showings from Massey.
The winger is one of the few summer signings to demonstrate his ability this season and hopefully will start getting the reward his performances deserve.