Orient assistant coach Ross Embleton praised the impact of substitute Josh Koroma after his display in the O’s 4-1 win over Barrow this afternoon.

The young winger came on with 20 minutes to play and put Orient in front with his first touch just moments later, as he bundled Sam Ling’s long throw in to the back of the net at the far post.

Koroma has had to settle for a place as an impact substitute in recent weeks following Jobi McAnuff’s return to fitness, but assistant coach Embleton has been pleased with the youngster’s progress.

He said: “Since the manager’s been here, he’s had a real good attitude and you look at him and he looks more up for it. He’s got that little edge to him.

“There’s a lot of competition for places both in the wide areas where he has performed for us more often than not, but we also know that he’s got that string to his bow where he can go and play up at the top end of the pitch. He’s got the energy, the legs and that pace, so it’s nice to see him get on the end of a shoulder into the top corner.”

Orient’s victory meant they secured back-to-back home wins in the league for the first time since December, after what has proven to be a transitional season for the East London club.

Prior to the 3-0 victory over Woking two weeks ago, the O’s had yet to win on their own turf in 2018 and Embleton is pleased that the team are building up some momentum at Brisbane Road.

He said: “It’s a strange one as we went 1-0 down. Potentially, you could say the score-line flattered us as it wasn’t pretty and neither team set the world alight. But I think when you do really break the game down, I can’t really remember Dean Brill having to make a huge amount of saves. Whereas, we’ve put their goalkeeper under quite a bit of pressure and carved out a number of opportunities in a game which wasn’t particular glamorous.

“It’s (home form) been made a lot of certainly by us and people who come here regularly will understand that it’s a fantastic stadium to play in and it gives everybody that little edge I suppose to get up for the game.

“It’s been well documented that the pitch isn’t exactly how we would want it to be at the moment. But we know we’ve got a responsibility to keep driving ourselves forward and build that momentum as the home team. We’ve stumbled upon something in the last couple of games which we’re pleased about.”

The result moves Orient back up to 12th place in the table, extending their unbeaten league run to four games.

However, Orient were dealt a blow in the first half when influential centre-half Josh Coulson limped off after suffering a suspected toe injury.

Coulson was replaced by Marvin Ekpiteta for his home debut and Embleton confirmed that the former Cambridge United man left Brisbane Road with his foot in a protective boot.

He said: “He walked out with his foot in a boot and I think sometimes that clouds everybody’s judgment on the injury. It’s standard behaviour to put him in that to protect it and wait for it to settle down over the next 24 hours. He made contact with the bottom of someone’s boot as he tried to clear it. Hopefully it’s only bruising.”