Waltham Abbey assistant manager Ryan Handley believes on-loan Leyton Orient man Arthur Janata has a ‘very bright future’ ahead of him, after a promising start to life at the Capershotts Stadium.

The young Orient goalkeeper penned a season-long loan deal with the Bostik South Central League side recently, featuring in their opening games of the season against Bracknell Town and Cheshunt.

Janata is a graduate from the O’s academy and is rated highly by the club, having been offered a new contract at Brisbane Road during the summer.

He was named on the bench for Orient’s 3-1 win over Guiseley back in March, but his loan spell with Abbey will be his first taste of first-team football.

Abbey assistant boss Handley has been impressed with the young goalkeeper and says the club are ‘very pleased’ to have secured his signature for the season.

When asked about Janata, Handley said: “He’s fantastic. I didn’t really know about him that much. Mark Stimson, the gaffer, knew him a lot better than I did and knows Justin Edinburgh really well from playing with him.

“Mark saw him in pre-season and said to me that if we could get him, then it would be fantastic. He’s done really well and we’re really pleased we’ve got him.

“He’s got a very bright future if he keeps going the way he is going. His distribution and shot-stopping are very good. Hopefully we’ll keep him for the season unless Leyton Orient recall him.”