McAnuff: 'We can't take anything for granted'

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Orient midfielder Jobi McAnuff admits they cannot take anything for granted despite winning two of their last three games as they head to Walsall tomorrow.

A 3-0 victory against Oldham Athletic saw the O’s bounce back from the loss to Bradford City, and while confidence is high in camp, the 31-year-old knows there is plenty of hard work ahead.

“We are on a good run and we will look to carry it on at Walsall on Saturday,” said McAnuff.

“We are going up there full of confidence after last weekend’s performance, but at the same time we are not taking anything for granted.

“The biggest disappointment is that we haven’t been able to string results together consistently as we would have liked.

“That’s one thing we have got to try and do and pull away from the relegation zone. It’s good winning a game but you want to keep going and go on a run.”

McAnuff returned to the side last weekend after a lengthy spell out with injury, and the former Reading man was pleased to back involved as Orient head into the final 15 games of the season.

“I had a chat with the gaffer the day before the game and he just said give as much as you can. I did that and I felt pretty good,” he added.

“We have got a lot of games coming up in a short period of time so we are going to need everybody.

 “We have had a couple of big wins recently and then you look at the scores after and other teams down there have won as well.

“You can look at it two ways. From my point of view it is even more crucial that you win to stay in touch.

“What you don’t want is a gap at this stage of the season. Everyone is down there scrapping for their lives and I think it is just a nature of this league – everyone can beat everybody so that team that can go on that little run will be the one that pulls away.”

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