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Leyton Orient’s James hails Cox and Mooney

12:30 30 January 2014

Orient midfielder Lloyd James. Simon O

Orient midfielder Lloyd James. Simon O'Connor

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Orient have always got a chance of winning matches when they have quality players like Dean Cox and David Mooney in their ranks.

That’s the view of O’s midfielder Lloyd James after his side dispatched a stubborn Coventry outfit at sodden Brisbane Road on Tuesday night.

For long periods it looked like it would be a frustrating night for 
Orient, but second-half strikes from Cox and Mooney, four minutes into his return from injury, clinched the three points.

“We have players in our team who have got that bit of magic,” said James. ‘Coxy’ popped up with it to get us going and ‘Moons’ comes off the bench to get another one.

“Players like that are good to have.”

The 2-0 victory was Orient’s first match in 10 days since the win at Crewe Alexandra.

While the 25-year-old conceded it meant his team were fresher than the Sky Blues, who played Arsenal in the FA Cup on Friday night, he 
admitted the players were itching to get back on the pitch.

James said: “We were fresh and ready to come out of the blocks.

“But we couldn’t wait to get a game after the break off the back of three straight wins.

“In the first half we played some great stuff, but just lacked the goal. We carried it on after the break and got what we deserved.”

The Welshman was also full of praise for the home fans who turned out in atrocious conditions to cheer their promotion-chasing team.

Tuesday’s match marked the start of a run of six home games in eight League One fixtures.

“Fair play to the fans who made it on a Tuesday night in wet, horrible conditions. They were fantastic,” said James. “The support from the fans has been brilliant. I expect there will be even more for the next home game against Peterborough.”

It’s now five wins in six league games, but James insists the players aren’t getting carried away.

“We’re building a little run but we take every game as it comes,” he said. “With performances like that we’ll be fine.”

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