Waltham Abbey assistant manager Ryan Handley has been pleased with on-loan Leyton Orient goalkeeper Arthur Janata’s progression during his time at the Capershotts Stadium.

The teenage goalkeeper joined the Bostik South Central side on loan for the season back in August and has been influential between the posts for Mark Stimson’s men, keeping three clean sheets in the league so far.

Janata is highly rated by the O’s having come through Orient’s academy and signed a new deal at the Breyer Group Stadium in the summer.

He was named on the bench for Orient’s trip to Guiseley last season and warmed up with Dean Brill as well as Sam Sargeant before the O’s game against Hartlepool United recently.

Janata’s stint with Abbey is the third loan spell of his career and assistant manager Handley believes the young goalkeeper has slotted in well so far. 

On Janata, Handley said: “He’s doing really well. He’s had some really big tests. In our last eight games, we’ve played seven of the top ten apart from South Park, who are down the bottom.

“He’s been under lots of pressure. Cheshunt put him under pressure, Hertford put him under pressure, Hayes put him under pressure and he made some great saves against Uxbridge to keep us in the game. He made two brilliant saves against Uxbridge to save us from going 1-0 down.

“So he’s doing really well. His distribution is good. He’s standing up to the test so far and hopefully he does that all season.”