JAMIE JONES described Orient’s match-up with Everton as a ‘dream draw’ after the east Londoners were paired with the Toffees in the Capital One Cup.
The draw for the second round of the competition brought Orient together with Everton, where Jones spent 13 years of his development prior to signing for the O’s in 2008.
He never got to play in a competitive match at Goodison Park during his time with the Merseysiders, so will be hoping to break that duck in a couple of weeks.
First he has to return from a shoulder injury that gave deputy Ryan Allsop his chance at Charlton on Tuesday night but he told leytonorient.com a return isn’t far away.
“It was the draw I was looking out for,” he said. “When our name came up on the screen I knew Everton hadn’t come out yet so it was great to be drawn with them.
“I screamed in my living room and my little son Jamie was crying, but if he knew I’m sure he’d have understood why I was so happy.
“I was there for 13 years and am a lifelong Everton fan so it would be a dream to play at Goodison Park.
“I’ve trained with Kevin Dearden for the last couple of days, so hopefully with a bit more training behind me I’ll be ready for the weekend.
“Tranmere is another game in my neck of the woods and I’ll have lots of family and friends there – but even more for the Everton game!”