PREVIEW: McAnuff keen for Orient to right the wrongs at Oxford

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Orient midfielder Jobi McAnuff is keen for the O’s to right the wrongs from last weekend as they take on fellow promotion hopefuls Oxford United at the Kassam Stadium tomorrow.

The O’s lost out last week 1-0 at home to Luton Town to end a three-game unbeaten run, but head to Michael Appleton’s outfit undefeated away from home under player-manager Kevin Nolan.

McAnuff, who returned from injury last weekend against the Hatters, knows how important it is to pick points up against another side vying for promotion from League Two.

“It’s a good game for us away from home where our form has been very good of late,” McAnuff told Orient PlayerHD.

“We can go there and make up for last week, get back on a winning run and there’s no better place to do it at a team towards the top of the table.

“We want to try and keep things as tight as possible for as long as we can and put other teams under pressure, but at the same time we have got to focus on getting enough points for ourselves and the first chance to gain more points is against Oxford.”

Including tomorrow’s encounter the O’s only have 11 games left to try and cement a spot in the Play-Offs, with the 34-year-old fully aware of the significance of getting back to winning ways tomorrow.

“It is just about the team or teams that can put the best run together between now and the end of the season,” he added.

“We need to make sure it is going to be us and at least cement a place in the play-offs as quickly as possible. Hopefully if we can get on a run sooner rather than later you never know what can happen.”

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