New Orient skipper Spring is looking for some home comforts

He wants O’s to improve their record at Brisbane Road

Orient midfielder Matt Spring was given the captain’s armband at Bournemouth last night and is set to keep it until the end of the season.

The 32-year-old has been given the job following the sale of former skipper Stephen Dawson to Championship side Barnsley during the transfer window.

O’s boss Russell Slade said: “We will make a decision on the captaincy in the summer.

“Matt had the job at Bournemouth and he is a very capable captain.

“We have got Ben Chorley too, who has been suspended and is having to wait his turn to get back in the side. He’s a capable captain too.

“We have got options on that front, but we’ll see how we go until the end of the season.”

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Spring, who has made nearly 450 Football League starts during his career, admitted: “It’s an honour to be given the job, but from my own point of view I won’t be doing anything different.

“It’s a job I have done a few times before at different clubs and I will carry on as normal.”

After Tuesday night’s win Spring, who started his career at Luton, is keen to help Orient pick up another three points as they look to complete a double over Scunthorpe at the weekend.

Orient came back from a goal down to beat the Iron back in October when Kevin Lisbie scored twice after the break and Scott Cuthbert chipped in with his first goal for the club.

O’s have found it easier to win on their travels this season and have lost just four away games and Spring admitted: “One thing we have got to try and do is improve our home form.

“It’s not as good as it should be and we have lost far too many matches at Brisbane Road this season.

“It’s hard to put a finger on why we have struggled to win games at home as it’s the complete opposite to last season.

“There is no extra pressure on us at home and I just can’t explain why things have switched around.”

The O’s have just eight games left at home and they will not have a better chance to improve that record as their next two scheduled matches are against struggling Scunthorpe and Walsall.

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