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Leyton Orient head coach Justin Edinburgh hoping winning becomes habit now after ending long wait at weekend

PUBLISHED: 08:00 14 December 2017

New Leyton Orient head coach Justin Edinburgh looks on at Solihull Moors (pic: Simon O'Connor).

New Leyton Orient head coach Justin Edinburgh looks on at Solihull Moors (pic: Simon O'Connor).

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The 47-year-old reflects on the level of performance against Sutton United and the improvement in the final third of the pitch

Leyton Orient head coach Justin Edinburgh hopes winning becomes a habit for his team after finally breaking their duck at the weekend.

The O’s had gone three months and one week without a victory in the National League before beating Sutton United 4-1 on Saturday.

Orient defeated Dagenham & Redbridge in the FA Cup during the aforementioned period – on October 17 – but will now aim to get a winning run going in the division.

Edinburgh said: “When I spoke to the players after the Sutton game, I said that performance is the standard now.

“We can’t fall below that, but it was important we enjoyed the win because it had been a long period of time, so they needed to enjoy that.

“It’s important to remember what it feels like, so now we need to make sure it stays in the dressing room. We want that winning feeling week in, week out.”

There were a lot of positives for Orient and Edinburgh to take from Saturday’s fine win over the U’s.

From an attacking sense, O’s scored more than twice in a game for the first time since September 2 when they beat Guiseley 4-1 – their last league win before the weekend.

Matt Harrold was on the scoresheet for the third time since joining Orient and looked at his best for long periods against the south Londoners.

Macauley Bonne appeared to relish getting opportunities in the area after a frustrating few weeks while out wide, Jobi McAnuff and James Dayton showed their quality.

Dayton grabbed his third goal of the season, with all of them occurring since November 4, and McAnuff continued to lead from the front with another assist.

“The penalty was dispatched fantastically,” said Edinburgh, when reflecting on O’s four goals.

“There was a bit of a delay and some gamesmanship from the goalkeeper (Jamie Butler), which ‘Macca’ didn’t allow to put him off, then we’ve got Matt’s header and ‘Dayts’ deflected goal.

“They were all good goals, so I was pleased with our final third play. We showed real brightness at times and got some good balls into the area and looked a threat going forward.”

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