Lundstram glad to be back at Leyton Orient

PUBLISHED: 11:47 15 January 2015 | UPDATED: 11:47 15 January 2015

John Lundstram has rejoined Leyton Orient on loan. Pic: Simon O'Connor

John Lundstram has rejoined Leyton Orient on loan. Pic: Simon O'Connor

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Everton midfielder keen to get O’s back up the League One table after frustrating loan spell at Championship side Blackpool.

John Lundstram during his loan spell at Blackpool earlier on in the season. Pic: Barrington Coombs/EMPICS Sport John Lundstram during his loan spell at Blackpool earlier on in the season. Pic: Barrington Coombs/EMPICS Sport

John Lundstram is keen to repay the O’s with a move up the League One table after joining for his second loan spell at Brisbane Road,

Lundstram made the loan switch to Orient on Friday from Premier League side Everton, having spent a successful two-month spell

with the O’s at the end of last season as they just missed out in the play-off final.

And though he couldn’t crown his return with a win over Fleetwood Town last weekend, he is keen to make amends when they make the tough trip to Preston North End tomorrow (Friday) for a match live on Sky Sports.

“It’s going to be a hard game for us, but with it being on TV there is that extra buzz and hopefully we can fetch the three points back with us,” said Lundstram.

“Any team going there this season is going to find it tough and will probably be the underdogs, but we have to get ourselves firing up the table.”

The Liverpool-born midfielder spent the first half of the season on loan with Championship side Blackpool, before becoming surplus to requirements under their new boss Lee Clark.

And despite a frustrating end to his time at Bloomfield Road, Lundstram admits it’s great to be back at Orient as they eye a rise up the table.

“I enjoyed my spell here last season and everyone at the club has welcomed me back, which is great,” he added.

“That’s helped me settle back in straight away. The lads had a great start last season and it was always going to be difficult to replicate it this season.

“We are confident we can move up the table – the squad is good enough and there is no reason why we still cannot make the play-offs.

“The chance to play Championship football was great, but it didn’t quite work out.

“It was frustrating when Blackpool got rid of the manager who brought me in and I was no longer in favour. It wasn’t ideal.

“I didn’t play for a bit towards the end of my spell there and I did lose a bit of sharpness initially. But I’ve come here and I feel fit enough to play the full 90 minutes.”

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