Cuthbert is delighted with Orient’s new signing

Adam earns rich praise on his debut

Orient’s new loan signing Adam Chicksen earned rich praise from fellow defender Scott Cuthbert after the win at Stevenage on Monday.

Chicksen joined the O’s on loan for a month from MK Dons when the transfer window opened, but did not even have time to train with his new team-mates before being thrown into the action at Broadhall Way.

Orient ended Stevenage’s 13-game unbeaten run and kept a clean sheet in the process and Cuthbert said: “I thought Adam was brilliant, he was a different class.

“We have had a bit of trouble trying to get a left-back in with Charlie (Daniels) leaving and Tony (Craig) having to go back, it’s not been ideal.

“But Adam has come in and it’s good for the back three when you have got a player like that.

“He fitted in as if he’d been playing all season. Sometimes it might take a few games to get it right. But he has come in, didn’t know any of the boys, and to put in a performance like that was tremendous.”

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The victory continued Orient’s good recent run and Cuthbert added: “It’s four wins out of five now.

“We took three points from our first 10 games, which was relegation form. So to get back in the league the way we have, with the amount of points we have gathered up and the run we have been on, is tremendous.

“We need to keep on looking at the next game and Carlisle on Saturday are just outside the play-offs.

“It’s going to be tough up there, but after the result at Stevenage we will be going there with a lot of confidence.

“We go into every game looking to win it and that’s not going to change.

“Carlisle are a good team, we know that from when we played them at home, but we will go there looking for three points, that’s our aim.

“It’s a hard place to go and they play good football as well - and I know a few of the boys,” added the 30-year-old defender.

While Saturday’s game will be the furthest trip the O’s fans have to make this season, Cuthbert will have plenty of support at Brunton Park.

The Scottish-born defender started his career at Celtic and also had spells at Livingston and St Mirren, before moving south to join Swindon.

With Carlisle the closest League One club to Scotland, the defender smiled: “I spoke to the other boys and I’ve got all the tickets. I will fill the away stand with my family.”