NEWS: Odubajo Relishing First Team Role

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MOSES ODUBAJO made the most of his first 90 minute run out of the season by netting Orient’s winner against Barnet in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy on Tuesday night.

The 19-year-old winger has been involved in the majority of the O’s games this season, making three starts and seven substitute appearances and he was delighted to have another goal to show for his progress.

Odubajo netted on the last day of last season and now, having notched a second, he has set his sights on more appearances on the first team stage.

“I feel like I’m improving with every game I play. 90 minutes today, hopefully a couple more at the weekend and I just need to keep doing my thing,” he explained.

“At first this season it [the play] was really fast, but I’ve got the hang of it now and whenever I get minutes it’s a good thing. They all add up and playing regularly as a young boy is great.

“To score was an unbelievable feeling, my first 90 minutes of the season and my first goal – I couldn’t have asked for any more.

“It was Nuge shouting me on ‘Go on Mo, you get there’ and in the end the ball fell to me at the right place, right time. I just got my head over the ball and hoped that it went into the corner.”

Odubajo also displayed his versatility in midweek, starting off at right back and ending on the left hand side of midfield.

He added: “Playing at full back, it was important to get forward as much as I could, keep sending the winger the other way rather than have him coming at me. I benefited from that.

“The gaffer thinks that I play well there so he can put me there comfortably. I can play further up the pitch too so it’s just about putting the work in and playing where I can.”