New Leyton Orient signing Lawrence Vigouroux says the O's current interim head coach Ross Embleton was a "massive" factor in him joining the club.

Chilean stopper Vigouroux joined Orient on a free transfer yesterday after leaving Everton de Viña del Mar in Chile, but spent a loan spell and a permanent period with Embleton at Swindon Town prior to moving abroad.

In his first interview since joining, he told the club website: "It was a massive factor. I still speak to Ross most days and if ever there was an opportunity that arose where I could come here, it was always something that I wanted to do because he's somebody that I've got a lot of trust and faith in and he's really helped me out in my career.

"He's really good to talk to and he was 100% the factor in me coming here."

As well as Embleton, Vigouroux has come across plenty of the current O's in his career, having played alongside James Brophy at Swindon and worked with director of football Marting Ling and fitness coach Mike Cooper at the Robins too.

He said: "I worked with Martin at Swindon, he was my manager as well. He was another really good guy and he helped me out a lot as well.

"I've played with Broph, I've played with Lee Angol and I've worked with Mike the fitness coach. Obviously I'm going to meet new players in the next few days but I'm happy because I've got people that I already know and I can integrate with the team quite quickly."

Vigouroux's arrival means there are now four senior goalkeepers on the books at the club, but with Dean Brill looking likely to miss the rest of the season with a hamstring injury, the new signing is looking to earn his way into the side as quickly as possible.

He said: "In football, there's competition in every place. I've seen a few of the games and Sam [Sargeant] has done really well so it's going to be a real challenge for me to try and get the shirt off him but it's all about the team really.

"As long as we do well, however I feel or however Sam feels or however anyone feels is second because we need to get wins. We're 19th in the league and we need to start picking up wins quickly. Competition is healthy, always, so I think it will be good to have the training battle with him."