Wright hopes double Cup win can raise Leyton Orient’s confidence

15:45 07 November 2014

O's Josh Wright celebrates Jay Simpson's goal last weekend against Coventry City. Pic: Simon O'Connor

O's Josh Wright celebrates Jay Simpson's goal last weekend against Coventry City. Pic: Simon O'Connor

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Josh Wright feels if the O’s can pick up Cup wins in their next two games then they will be a in a good place for their return to League One action.

Josh Wright in action for Orient against Preston's Tom Clarke. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTOJosh Wright in action for Orient against Preston's Tom Clarke. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

Orient go in to tomorrow’s FA Cup first round tie at Oldham Athletic with just one win in their last four games, before they then host League Two side Northampton Town in the area quarter-final of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy on Tuesday.

And though the league remains the priority for the O’s, Wright hopes a brace of Cup triumphs can give everyone the confidence boost they need.

“A win is a win, you cannot be the winning feeling no matter what anyone says to you,” said Wright.

“That feeling is fantastic and to get that win will stand you in good stead, and will give you confidence and belief.”

Wright made his first start in his second loan spell at Brisbane Road in last weekend’s 2-2 home draw against Coventry City.

The O’s let a 2-1 lead slip in injury time on that occasion, and though it felt like a defeat after the game Wright was focusing on the positives, and hopes to build on that tomorrow.

“It was very frustrating to not get the win,” he added. “I enjoyed the game and it got better and better as it went on as the game opened up and that suited me more.

“It would have been lovely to have the three points but I kept saying to everyone it is a point and we have got to build on that.”

Tomorrow’s game will obviously have a slight feel of a league game as Orient make the trip to Boundary Park for the second time this season, following their 3-1 win in August.

But it’s a competition Wright holds in high regard and would love nothing more than to be part of an O’s Cup run.

“It’s another League One side but there’s always that FA Cup feeling over you when you go and play – even if it’s down to the balls being different and the sponsors,” he remarked.

“You see it and feel the difference. It will be a good game and we are looking forward to it and I love playing in the FA Cup every year so it’s another one to look forward to and hopefully we will get into the next round.”

Wright’s first loan spell saw Russell Slade in charge at the O’s but now has Mauro Milanese in the dugout at the second time of asking.

And despite the language barrier, Wright believes Milanese’s message definitely gets his message across and feels it is only a matter of time before Orient are picking up positive results on a regular basis.

“Every manager is different and Mauro is Italian, but he talks a lot of sense,” said the midfielder.

“He knows the game very well. He’s been there, done it and played at the highest level.

“We understand him very clearly. Mauro and Kevin Nugent paint the picture clearly on the training field and within no time we will be flying.”

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