Jamie Turley said it was “frustrating” to concede so early on but praised the way Leyton Orient fought back to take a point on the road at Oldham Athletic.

The 29-year-old was making his second consecutive League Two start and his third in all competitions on his comeback from an injury sustained last season.

He put in another assured performance, this time in his usual position of centre-back and was also happy to have kept his place in the side.

Speaking to the club website after Saturday’s draw, he said: “We needed to get some form back again and I think a point away from home, anywhere, is a good point.

“We’re just frustrated with ourselves in how we started the game. We had the team talk, we knew how they started – they start fast and we gifted them a goal really. It’s frustrating.

“We know, as a defensive unit, that we’re better than that. As a team we’re better than that. In previous games we may have lost that today but we dug in, it wasn’t a great game but we got a point.

“I think everyone in the team knows that nobody’s position is safe at the minute. Competition is only healthy. If you performed well on the Wednesday [Leasing.com Trophy loss to Bristol Rovers] then you could get your chance. I needed to find a way into the team and I just want to stay there now.”

Turley also singled out the fans for praise, with over 300 of them making the trip to Greater Manchester.

He said: “It’s a great effort from them. They’ve been brilliant all season and I’m just sorry that it wasn’t a great spectacle for all the fans here. We got the point, we’ll build on that now and kick on in this busy period coming up.”