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McANUFF: 'One win can set us on a run'

19 September 2014

O's winger eyeing three points at Glanford Park

ORIENT winger Jobi McAnuff believes a win at Scunthorpe could be the catalyst to get the O’s season well and truly up and running.

A hallmark of Russell Slade’s sides at Orient have been their ability to put together long unbeaten runs, and the former Reading man believes that could easily be the case again with a win at Glanford Park.

“It’s amazing how getting one win can set you off and obviously go on a little run,” said McAnuff. “We know we are more than capable of doing it and we have to go out and produce it. If the performances are there, the results will come.

“I think looking back over the game on Tuesday night and the way we played we probably merited a win, and from that point of view we were obviously disappointed because it was a good performance and the type of game we should be wining. 

“It was a reflection on how the season has gone so far this year really, if we could have turned a couple of our draws into wins it would be a slightly different story but it was a good performance and if we perform like that consistently we will pick the wins up.”

Despite the lack of form at home, Orient remain unbeaten on their travels and McAnuff believes that comes down to a mind-set of clubs playing at home. 

“At the moment with the way we are playing the away matches probably suit us a little bit more as teams are coming out a little bit more. Whereas when we are at home teams are happy to sit back and try a nick a point which is something we need to look at, address and get sorted as we have got a lot of home games still to play and need to start getting some wins there. 

“Scunthorpe will be tough but we are very confident with our form away from home and the way that we are set up to go and get a result, so we will be looking to do that.”

There have been several talking points off the field regarding the future of Orient boss Russell Slade but despite that, McAnuff also insists that the players are still fully focussed on the job in hand. 

“The mood at training has been good. Obviously there is a lot going on in and around the place but our focus is on trying to win games and make sure that we are right every time we go out onto the pitch. We can’t control anything else and have to make sure we are doing that.”


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