Justin Edinburgh and George Elokobi were full of praise for Leyton Orient youngster Jayden Sweeney after his performance in Saturday's 1-0 win against Wrexham in the FA Trophy.

Sweeney, who only turned 17 in December, replaced the injured Marvin Ekpiteta early in the first half against the Dragons and put in a solid performance.

Speaking after the 1-0 victory to the club website, head coach Edinburgh said: “I was really pleased with some real good performances but none better for me than young Jayden Sweeney coming on at left-back looking assured; quite incredible for someone who has only just turned 17.”

Defender Elokobi was also full of praise for the “humble” Sweeney, who came into defence alongside himself and Dan Happe.

He said: “It’s fantastic for him to come in and do what he’s done.

“We looked after him out there today but he did himself proud and his family proud and did his football proud. That shows what we’ve got, not just in and around the squad but also with the youth set-up.

“You see it nowadays in football, there’s a lot of good 17-year-olds out here that want to showcase their trade on a competitive level and Jayden is an example of that for us.

"Obviously there is Hector (Kyprianou), there is Brendan (Shabani) who have done well for this football club. The three of them have got really bright futures but really well done to Jayden."

Elokobi was also keen to praise Edinburgh for giving the youth players a chance in games such as this one throughout the season.

He said: “It’s vital that these youngsters are given the opportunity, credit to the gaffer to trust him, to bring him in and to give him some minutes out here today.”