Spurs keeper to give Orient a helping hand

“If we stick together and remain positive I’m sure the results will start to come,” - Button

Goalkeeper David Button believes he can give Orient a helping hand as they look to climb off the foot of the League One table.

The O’s travel to fellow strugglers Chesterfield on Saturday and the 22-year-old keeper, on loan from Spurs, believes the experience he gleaned while at struggling Plymouth last season can help the team.

“Hopefully, I can take things from that experience, where we had the points deducted,” he explained.

“I want to help to keep the lads positive and stay together.”


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Although the O’s are the only side in the division without a point, Button believes it’s just a matter of time before they turn the corner.

“I thought the team played really well against Carlisle up to the first goal. So we have got to take the positives from the game,” he said.

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Button, who joined the O’s last week and will be with the club until the second week of January, added: “I want to help the team as much as I can and obviously keep clean sheets.

“I’ll try and organise the defence and command the box and hopefully try and settle the team down.

“If we stick together and remain positive I’m sure the results will start to come,” added Button, who has also had loan spells at Shrewsbury Town, Crewe Alexandra, Dagenham & Redbridge, Luton Town, Bournemouth, Grays and Rochdale.

Despite Orient’s awful start, Button has been struck by the mood of optimism that still exists at the club.

“Everyone seems fairly confident,” he said. “The dressing room is quite lively and everyone gets on well.

“The team spirit seems good. Hopefully we can stay together and bounce back.”

Both Button and O’s keeper Lee Butcher, who started the season as the number one keeper at Orient following an injury to Jamie Jones, are good mates following their time at Tottenham together.

“We were real good friends at Spurs and it was hard for me to come in and replace ‘Butch’ – but he’s been great about it,” added Button, who is keen to hang on to the goalkeeper’s jersey.

“We will take it game by game,” he said. “But ‘Butch’ will be keen to get back in as well. So each game I play I need to make sure I am doing enough to keep my place for the next match. While I’m here I want to keep adding to my league experience and keep improving.”

Button, like the rest of the O’s players, spent 45 minutes in the changing room after Saturday’s 2-1 defeat by Carlisle United.

After he emerged the goalkeeper explained: “We watched the second half in the dressing room.

“Before the goal we were in command and after that we seemed to give the ball away a little bit too much, which is what the manager wanted to highlight.

“He pointed out little things where we can improve. It’s good to do that, because the lads can go away tonight and think about it.

“Up until 1-0 I thought we were in control and played well and that’s the way it goes sometimes when you are having a bad run.

“We have got to pick ourselves up and go again and once we turn the corner we will start picking up the points.”

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