Ross Embleton on Carl Fletcher following the 0-4 win away to Grimsby

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Having taken the role as Interim Head Coach in the summer, Ross Embleton hands the baton to Carl Fletcher, who was appointed the new Head Coach last Wednesday.

Embleton has rejuvenated the O’s form in recent weeks, seeing Orient climb from 21st to 12th in just four matches. The appointment of Carl Fletcher has excited Embleton, who is looking forward to working alongside the 39-year-old.

‘’I’m excited. Obviously, we haven’t spent a huge amount of time with each other. We met last weekend, with a view for him to be announced as the new Manager. We’ve spent some time on the phone and time together in the latter end of this week.

It’s been great that he has been able to travel today because we’ve been able to spend a lot of time on the coach and at the hotel talking about his ideas and how he wants to work, what he sees me doing and how he sees me contributing to that.”

Embleton wants Fletcher to be a success at the Club.

I think I have said all along, it’s a role that excites me and it’s an opportunity to go back to that job and hopefully I can give him all the support that he needs and make him a success at this Club.

Fletcher’s first game will be against his former Club, Plymouth Argyle, who he managed between 2011-2013.

‘’It’s funny how football throws these things up. It’s obviously a lot of time on the road. We left Friday (travel to Grimsby), there’s going to be a chance for everyone to have a bit of time at home tomorrow (Sunday) before we’re back on the road again.’’

Having faced the Pilgrims already this season and losing 2-0, Embleton believes a different outlook and the opportunity to impress should inspire a different result.

‘’It’s a great opportunity for us to build. It was a tough game when we went there in the Cup. We’re in a different frame of mind now and we have a different outlook in how we can go into that game.

I’m sure it’s going to be a very positive performance and outlook in terms of how we go and prepare for it. It’s the first opportunity for the boys to go and impress the Manager on the side of the pitch.’’