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16 December 2016

Winger keen to build on confidence-boosting win

O’s winger Sandro Semedo hopes last weekend’s win over Accrington Stanley can be the springboard for the side to kick on.

The victory came courtesy of Jay Simpson’s third goal of the season and the Portuguese youngster admits confidence is growing all the time following the big win.

“It felt good to get that winning feeling back at home again and now we need to kick on,” he told leytonorient.com.

“That gives us the confidence now to start getting more wins which will come through hard work. The more and more victories we pick up will only boost the confidence in the group.”

The O’s could line up against a very familiar face in the shape of Scott Kashket who has scored 10 goals for the Chairboys this season and Semedo is looking forward to coming up against his former teammate.

“We go into this game with our heads up following last weekend’s win and hopefully we can continue our relatively good run of form away from home, although it will be tough,” he added.

“Scott has been doing really well and he is familiar face for most of the boys so we will have to do our best to keep him quiet.”

The 20-year-old worked under Andy Edwards with the youth team at the O’s and is enjoying his time under his tutelage once again.

“The last two weeks before the Accrington game were great on the training pitch,” he remarked.

“We all worked hard and the manager has his own ideas which he has set out and it all worked out well on Saturday so hopefully we can keep that going.

“I have known Andy ever since I joined the club and he has been a massive help to me from day one. He has given me a lot of advice along the way and to have him as manager of the first team now is great.”

Semedo has featured in 22 games so far this season and the youngster feels he is learning and developing with every minute he spends on the pitch.

“The season hasn’t been great for us so far but there is still enough time to turn it around,” he said.

“It’s been a great experience for me this season and I have played most of the games. I am still young and learning every time I set foot on the pitch and hopefully I can continue to improve as the season goes on.”

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