It was a happy return to E10 for Jamal Campbell-Ryce as the Bristol City loanee helped Orient to take three points against Brentford – a result he hailed as a “massive” win.
The 28-year-old was with the O’s on loan during the 2002/03 campaign and adopted a more central position on Saturday, linking well with Kevin Lisbie to help Russell Slade’s side to victory.
It was a result which lifted the Brisbane Road outfit further away from the relegation zone, and Campbell-Ryce feels it could be a big win in their push up the League One table.
“It can be massive. I think we have got the players to do it. We just need to kick on, stay resilient and the goals will come,” he said.
“It’s massive. You could see after the game all the boys were buzzing. That win takes us a little further away from the relegation zone.”
He added: “I thought it was a brilliant performance from the lads. I thought we passed the ball very well and we dug in when we needed to.”
Looking ahead, the O’s now face two tricky ties against promotion chasing sides. Tomorrow night sees Orient visit MK Dons before they welcome Sheffield Wednesday to Brisbane Road on Saturday.
Slade’s side were beaten in both of their previous tussles with the duo but Campbell-Ryce says the O’s have nothing to fear as they look to build on the weekend win.
He continued: “They are big games, but the bigger the better. We have got nothing to fear. I suppose nobody expects us to go and get results against them but we firmly believe in ourselves.”