Embleton: "It has always been the case that I’m incredibly privileged to manage this Club."

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Ross Embleton’s third stint in charge of the O’s begins with a home clash against Scunthorpe United tomorrow afternoon.

“It has always been the case that I’m incredibly privileged to manage this Club, for any amount of games, whether it be the three games I did two years ago, the interim period I had in recent times and to be back here again in terms of making sure that we try to help take the Club forward again.

It’s always something I’m comfortable and willing to step back into. Obviously I didn’t want to step into this situation so quickly because ultimately somebody has lost their job. I’m always prepared to step back in and we will see where it goes in terms of the role next.”

Having won his final three games in charge of Orient in his previous stint as Boss, Embleton is hoping for another fine spell of form.

“I certainly hope so. We will revert to some of those ideas and the way that we want to approach games in order to get back to that run of form and to achieve that, go beyond that and extend it – that’s the most important thing. We all want to set out and achieve that in the next little while.”

A sell out crowd is expected for tomorrow’s match.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity. There’s not much more that we could ask for, a packed stadium, hopefully an energetic group of supporters that are willing to back and support the boys. That’s been a message that I have really hammered home to the players and staff today.

We have got to take some real responsibility, puff our chests out, take the bull by the horns, really go and get after the game and enthuse people.”

The Club announced Carl Fletcher’s departure on Thursday, giving Embleton just one day with his squad before the game.

“We feel prepared. It’s been tough circumstances this week but in terms of preparing for the game we’ve come in today on the back of the news that everyone received yesterday and we have tried to energise the group and give them some ideas of how we’re going to approach the game at the weekend.

Obviously it doesn’t give us a huge amount of time but I think we have utilised the time that we have had with the group today to make sure that we go into the game with a clear mindset of what we want to achieve.”