Leyton Orient boss Embleton: We must stay focused for Forest Green clash

Lee Angol of Leyton Orient during Leyton Orient vs Plymouth Argyle, Caraboa Cup Football at The Brey

Lee Angol of Leyton Orient during Leyton Orient vs Plymouth Argyle, Caraboa Cup Football at The Breyer Group Stadium on 15th September 2020 - Credit: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo

Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton knows they must remain focused when they host Forest Green Rovers as they look to build on climbing back into the League Two play-off places. 

The O’s will welcome the Rovers to the Breyer Group Stadium on Saturday on the back of three consecutive victories and three clean sheets, which have all come at home. 

Embleton said: “It’s going to be tough all the time now. I think today (Saturday) coming up against a team in and around us in the league, the respect they showed us to set up in terms of trying to stop us playing it shows us how tough it is going to be.

“Forest Green, I think, will pose a completely different threat because their natural thing is to attack and try to create opportunities. 

“We’ve got every opportunity to be able to contribute in that game. We obviously went there and won in the cup. I thought we were very unfortunate not to come away with something when we went up there in the league. 


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“There needs to be a focus this week. [It's] excellent to have won three games on the spin and keep three clean sheets, but we need to make sure we stay on it as we’ve got ourselves in a good position.” 

New signing Dan Kemp came off the bench in their 2-0 victory over Morecambe at the weekend. 

Dan Kemp of West Ham and Bagasan Graham of Dagenham during Dagenham & Redbridge vs West Ham United U

Dan Kemp of West Ham and Bagasan Graham of Dagenham during Dagenham & Redbridge vs West Ham United U23, Friendly Match Football at the Chigwell Construction Stadium on 26th July 2019 - Credit: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo

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Embleton said: "He’s a player that I've known about for a very long time from my academy work etc. I've seen Dan play from nine or 10 years old and followed his career as he’s such a talented boy. 

“I’m really delighted that we’ve got him and it was great to get him on. He was a threat and he looked bright, and outside of that you can’t expect too much more in terms of his first contribution. 

“It’s good to get him in and get him some minutes in an Orient kit.” 

Embleton is expecting more movement in the window and hopefully as early as this week. 

“I would very much expect so, we’re working on a couple. People will know some of the areas that we want to strengthen but I think if we can do that within the constraints or limitations that are put in place in terms of the salary cap both now and in the future we’d love to be able to do that. 

“We’ve been working this week and we were very close to extending the amount of players we’d signed and hopefully if we can do things well this week we might see one maybe two new faces.” 

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