The return of several players from injury and inspired midweek performances presents the Interim Head Coach with several tight calls this Saturday.
“We probably haven’t been in that position for a while now. We had a fairly fit and healthy squad at the start of the season and there was a lot of competition for places, but I think in recent times it hasn’t been quite as much of that.
It is going to be difficult. I looked around at the squad before travelling to Bristol and it was difficult. You will have noticed one or two players weren’t with us. Of course it is difficult, but I think I’d rather be in that situation rather than scratching my head thinking what team am I going to put out there.”
Sam Sargeant started in goal for the O’s midweek and the Interim head Coach admitted the 22-year-old is a ‘contender’ for the number one spot.
“He continues to deliver the performances that we – when I say hope, I don’t mean negative in regards to Sam Sargeant, what I mean is when you put a goalkeeper in who hasn’t played in a little while, you sometimes wonder what is performances are going to look like. As is the same with the outfield players.
Sarge continues to impress and has shown again against Bristol that he is a contender for the number one spot.”
Embleton praised Lee Angol and Conor Wilkinson’s partnership before speaking kindly about Jordan Maguire-Drew’s first half performance.
“They’re fantastic talents the pair of them. I think they link up really well. As did Jordan Maguire-Drew, particular in the first half. I thought the front three performed well and were a real threat in the first half.”