Andy Edwards is delighted Leyton Orient now sit fourth in the League Two table after back to back victories over Stevenage and Grimsby.

Goals from vice-captain Liam Kelly and former Mariners player Ollie Palmer was enough to seal the win before Dominic Vose scored a consolation goal at Blundell Park.

O’s boss Andy Hessenthaler brought on Palmer for Dean Cox in the second half and it was a change that proved effective.

Edwards added: “I didn’t realise we are now fourth in the table, but I think it is important that we are in that top part of the table as early as we can be.

“And to do that after four games, we are pleased with that, hopefully we can stay there and build on it.

“Obviously it is a long season and the performance today will hopefully give us a lot of confidence to the players and the belief so we can push on.

“I think there is a lot more room for improvement as well we are not going to come away deluded that we have cracked it, there is work to be done still but there is a lot of potential within the side.

“There is potential for individual players to improve so hopefully we can build on it and push on.”

Orient are back home at Brisbane Road on Saturday, August 27 against Mansfield with a 3pm kick off and Edwards admitted they are all aware of how tough a test it will be.

“It is great to play at home and we have got a good crowd, we had a good support here today with 400 travelling up from London.

“Grimsby is a tough place to come, it is good that we pick up points on the road and when it comes to Cheltenham and Grimsby being our first two away games I think four points is a good reward.

“I think most games would take that, we have to make sure we build on that in our home form as we were disappointed to lose at home to Newport.

“But we bounced back well against Stevenage and next week will be a tough test but we will enjoy our result today and then come in next week and look to focus on the next game.”

A notable absentee from Orient’s starting XI was Jay Simpson who scored 25 goals last season for the club.

Edwards revealed Simpson had ruled himself out that morning with a back injury and to his knowledge Southend United are not interested in the striker.