FA CUP LATEST: Smith is hoping Orient can pull off a cup shock

Midfielder insists that confidence is high ahead of Norwich clash

ORIENT midfielder Jimmy Smith makes a sentimental return to Carrow Road this afternoon and is relishing the prospect of trying to help Russell Slade’s side pull off an FA Cup shock.

Smith, who spent at loan spell at Norwich in 2007 while he was at Chelsea, insists Orient will not be intimidated by the Championship high flyers.

“There is a lot of confidence amongst the boys and we’re coming off a good win,” said Smith, after the O’s bounced back to winning ways with a 4-2 success against Colchester United on Monday.

“It would be nice to have a good run in the cup. We know we are going to be underdogs, but that doesn’t faze us. We’ll look to go and do a job.”


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“The FA Cup is always about who wants it most on the day, because it really is a competition where anyone can beat anyone.

“I’m looking forward to it, because I know there will be a great atmosphere.”

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Smith returned to Norwich for the first time last season when O’s lost 4-0 in a League One encounter, as they were sunk by a late barrage after JJ Melligan saw red.

But Smith is hoping for better things this time around.

“We started well, but got a man sent-off and that is what killed us,” he said.

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