Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton is hopeful that new signing Kazaiah Sterling will be back from injury by the end of the month.

Sterling joined the O’s on loan on deadline day from Tottenham Hotspur, but arrived at the Breyer Group Stadium carrying an injury.

Embleton, though, is only anticipating a short time away from the squad for the 21-year-old.

He said: “It has been a difficult injury for him. I don’t think it was a particularly severe injury when he did it, I think the recovery process has ended up taking longer than perhaps he hoped and Spurs first thought.

“We’re hoping that by the end of the month we’ll see him in and around us. He’s going to be at home games and that sort of thing.

“We feel as though within three or four weeks we’re going to be able to see him in and around the group.”