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PREVIEW: James - 'We have to start turning draws into wins'

access_time 6 years ago

Orient midfielder Lloyd James hopes they can get back to winning ways on Saturday at Northampton Town.

The O’s go into the game on the back of two 1-1 draws against Cambridge United and Wycombe Wanderers, and while they still sit top of League Two, the 27-year-old  knows they have to start turning those draws into victories.

“It will be a tough game on Saturday. They are big and strong and we know what they are about. It should be a good test for us,” James told

“Every game in this league is tough, and I think this is going to be even more of a physical one. The league is a lot more physical, but we have started off well and we have to continue with that.

“As a team we are doing well and we need to start turning the draws into wins and I am sure they will come.”

Orient have bounced back from their first defeat of the league season at the start of the month at Exeter with two solid points, courtesy of goals from Jay Simpson on both occasions.

The two strikes take his tally to six in eight league games, and James is delighted to have someone of his calibre in form.  

“Jay is in superb form at the minute and I don’t think there are many better in the league at the minute. I think he is doing fantastic and it is good to see him in such good form,” he added.

“Since Exeter we haven’t been beaten and they have been against two good teams as well. We have another tough game on Saturday, but it’s still good to be top of the table and unbeaten in the last couple.”