Striker almost missed out at Brunton Park
Goalscorer Ollie Palmer almost didn’t make the matchday squad for the O’s last night at Carlisle United but the striker was naturally delighted to make an impact off the bench.
Orient changed shape at the break which saw Palmer come on up top alongside Jay Simpson and the duo both netted to turn around a 1-0 half-time deficit to put Kevin Nolan’s side in front.
Michael Raynes’ header put paid to all three points for the O’s, and the striker was disappointed that didn’t make the long journey back home with all three points.
“A draw would not have been the worst result before the game and the same could be said at half time,” Palmer told Orient PlayerHD.
“The boys know we probably weren’t at the best in the first half. It’s mixed emotions really but I think we should have walked away with the win in the end.”
Palmer was a doubt for the match having been up all night with an expected bout of food poisoning, however, the striker made it through and was pleased to have an impact off the bench.
“I think I got food poisoning last night and I was up most of the night,” he added. “Mathieu had to leave the room so it was all about resting up to see whether I could make the squad for the game.
“It is always nice to come on and make an impact. I always want to show the Gaffer what I am capable of and everyone stepped it up in the second half and we were unfortunate not to take all three points.”
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