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Leyton Orient hopeful Jobi McAnuff’s injury ‘is nothing serious’ after experienced winger missed Dagenham & Redbridge trip

PUBLISHED: 17:00 02 January 2018

Leyton Orient stand-in captain Jobi McAnuff looks to get past Solihull Moors attacker Oladapo Afolayan (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Leyton Orient stand-in captain Jobi McAnuff looks to get past Solihull Moors attacker Oladapo Afolayan (pic: Simon O'Connor).

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Justin Edinburgh full of praise for Josh Koroma and Freddy Moncur after the two academy graduates caught his eye in training

Leyton Orient's Josh Koroma gets back to stop Dagenham & Redbridge substitute Corey Whitely in the latter stages of Monday's game (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo) Leyton Orient's Josh Koroma gets back to stop Dagenham & Redbridge substitute Corey Whitely in the latter stages of Monday's game (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Justin Edinburgh is hopeful Leyton Orient winger Jobi McAnuff hasn’t suffered a serious injury.

The former Jamaican international missed the National League clash with Dagenham & Redbridge on Monday with a knee problem.

McAnuff sustained the injury during the 1-0 loss at home to Bromley on Saturday where the O’s played with 10-men for 86 minutes.

Edinburgh said: “We are hoping with a couple of days rest and after staying away on Monday that he may have a chance for Saturday (against Boreham Wood).

“If there is no improvement 24 to 48 hours after the Dagenham game then we will send him for a scan, but we are hopeful it is nothing serious.”

Should McAnuff not make it back in time for this weekend, Josh Koroma could well keep his place in the starting XI.

The teenager was handed his first start in over a month on Monday and grabbed the opportunity with both hands.

Koroma endured a difficult afternoon away to Torquay United on November 25 when Orient lost 3-0 under the caretaker stewardship of assistant Ross Embleton.

In recent weeks the 19-year-old has had to settle for a place on the bench and more often than not remained there throughout games.

But Edinburgh gave Koroma an opportunity at Dagenham and his defensive work and attacking play impressed the O’s head coach.

He said: “You are looking for people, who have waited for their opportunity, to come in and affect the game in a positive way and Josh has done that.

“I asked him to give me a performance that I can trust and he has done that, so I’m delighted for him.

“He was very disciplined without the ball and at times affected things with the ball, so yes I’m pleased with his display.”

Koroma was lively during the opening half an hour of the game and although he was unable to find a way through the Dagenham defence, his commitment and work rate caught the eye after the break.

Another youngster to have made an impression on Edinburgh recently is academy graduate Freddy Moncur.

The 21-year-old returned from a loan spell with Bishop’s Stortford last month, but is yet to make an appearance for Orient this season.

Nevertheless, he has made the bench for two of O’s last three games and is edging closer to an opportunity.

Edinburgh added: “Freddy went out on loan and the reports we got back were very good. He did very well for Bishop’s Stortford and what he has done in training has caught my eye and impressed me.

“I always say if you can’t affect me playing in a game, you can affect me in training and Josh and Freddy have done that and that’s why they will get opportunities.

“Hopefully, like Josh has done, when Freddy gets a chance to play he will take it and it will be another step in the right direction and help him get more chances.”

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