Leyton Orient interim head coach Ross Embleton is “really excited” about the potential of teenage midfielder Hector Kyprianou.

The 18-year-old made his first professional Football League appearance on Saturday when he was named in the starting 11 for the 1-1 draw at Oldham Athletic, having also appeared in the Leasing.com Trophy second round game at Bristol Rovers last week.

Kyprianou’s career so far has also included call-ups to the Cyprus under-19 squad, where he has made three appearances, the last being in November for the country’s UEFA European Championship qualifiers.

Speaking after Saturday’s game, Embleton said: “I said after the game on Wednesday night that I’m really excited by this boy. I think he’s got huge potential.

“He’s one of those players that, for his age, shows real maturity and calmness on the ball. He’s getting bigger and he’s getting stronger. He’s going to become more powerful the older he gets and over the coming months we can really put that into him to get him that little bit stronger to be able to compete.

“He’s going to be a real talent and I was delighted with his performance again today.”