Andrew believes he can deliver for Orient

On-loan striker is keen to open his goal account

Crystal Palace striker Calvin Andrew insists that given the chance he will score goals during his loan spell at Leyton Orient.

Andrew has joined on loan until the end of the season and believes he has the right attributes to make a mark.

“I am a quite direct forward,” he said. “I like to think of myself as being a bit quick, although I don’t know what other people will say.

“But I’m fairly strong and like to go past people, create chances and score goals.”

Andrew had a couple of chances to open his account when he made his debut as a substitute in the 1-1 draw with Walsall last weekend.

“I was disappointed with myself not to get a goal,” he said.

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“I showed I can be a threat and with some more minutes, hopefully I can put some goals on the board.”

Andrew is delighted to be linking up with manager Russell Slade again and it’s the third time they have been together, after the striker completed loan spells at Brighton and Grimsby with the O’s boss.

“I have been with the manager before and it feels right,” said the 25-year-old.

“The offer came up and hopefully it will be regular football and not too far from my doorstep.

“I’m here for the manager, I know him very well and I’m looking forward to doing a job for him.”

Following Jonathan Tehoue’s loan move to Swindon, it gives Andrew even more of a chance to make his mark.

“Everyone wants to play football, but when you come to a new club, sometimes you have to wait your turn,” he said.

“But you come on loan to play games and the manager knows what I can do and hopefully I will get a few starts.

“The target is to try and get in the team to start with and once I’m in there the targets will change.

“But there are some good strikers here. I know a lot about Kevin Lisbie, as I was at Millwall with him a couple of seasons ago.

“He is a magnificent striker, shows great movement and has great belief.”

Another familiar face is skipper Matt Spring. “I have met a few of the boys on my travels and I know Matthew Spring from my time at Luton,” said Andrew.

“I was there as a YT and he was a mentor to me and I’m sure he will be the same to me now.”