REACTION: Head Coach Justin Edinburgh after his side's 1-3 win over AFC Fylde

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“Huge win, very good performance and a massive three points for us against a team that will be there or thereabout at the end of the season,” he said.

The O’s were forced to name Craig Clay at right back with Myles Judd (Suspension) and Sam Ling (injury) missing out and further disruption came in the early stages as Charlie Lee limped off with a knee problem.

“We coped with that, we coped with the conditions and I thought we looked a real threat on the counter attack with Josh Koroma, James Dayton, James Brophy and Macauley Bonne looking a real threat whenever we regained possession. The chances that came along were dispatched clinically”

“[On Charlie’s injury] we know it is the same knee he injured last season, we don’t believe it is the same injury. A medial ligament is the first diagnosis so we’ll remain positive and hopeful for Charlie, he’s a big player for us and an integral part of what we’re trying to achieve here.”

“To lose Charlie in the circumstances we did, the group didn’t let it affect them and Jobi goes into central midfield. It was a change that we didn’t really need but it highlights the strength of the squad is so good so we’re bringing James Brophy, bringing Dale Gorman and a special mention to Craig Clay because to go in at right-back and perform to the level that he did was fantastic.

“That’s what we’re about. We’re about a team and people who are capable to doing that. It was a fantastic team performance and one that we deserved”.

Josh Koroma was heavily involved in all three goals as he won he ball for the opener before finding the net twice himself, his opening goal was a fantastic solo effort.

“I thought he was excellent today, he had the real bit between his teeth. Myself and him had spoken during the week, I thought he just needed to be a little bit more ruthless, be a bit more positive and he certainly gave us that today”

“The front four give us real good energy, a real threat on the break. We didn’t have as much of the ball as we’d have liked today, we knew they were a possession-based team and they were a good team but when we did have it I thought we were very clinical and very ruthless with our decision-making.”

Dean Brill made a fantastic save in the second half to keep the scores at 1-3, managing to push away Tasdemir’s goalbound effort.

“It needed to be [a great save]. It was a crucial point in the game, Fylde were just starting to come into it a bit and it was a great save.”

Edinburgh was keen to single out midfielder Craig Clay at the end of the match after he filled in at right-back this afternoon.

“Special mention goes to Craig Clay as we’ve moved him from a position where he was playing extremely well in the middle of the park and I’ve asked him to go to right-back and it was a fantastic performance from him”

There were 394 Orient fans at Mill Farm and they were in fine voice from the start, and Edinburgh was pleased to give them something to cheer about.

“They played their part again, it is fantastic when you are followed and supported by such good numbers. It was a huge commitment to come here today and credit to those and we’re glad we could send them home happy.”