Ross Embleton feels there is now a lot more competition for places in his Leyton Orient squad following the closure of the January transfer window.

The O’s added four players as well as extending George Marsh’s loan from Tottenham Hotspur, bulking up a squad that had started to look thin prior to the end of 2019.

Embleton is happy with the business conducted by the club in January and is excited to have a packed squad ahead of the final few months of the season.

He said: “I think it’s taken us a little longer than perhaps we wanted to. Obviously we got Lawrence [Vigouroux] done very quickly, we got [Ouss] Cisse done not long after him and obviously the same with George Marsh.

“I think what we’ve now managed to do is create some competition for places. Once these boys come back we’ve got a packed and healthy squad and we’ve got competition for places.

“Now, Cisse is in direct competition with Hector Kyprianou, Josh Wright and Craig Clay have got direct competition from Marshy when he goes back into that position, Joe Widdowson can’t get back into the team because of [James] Brophy’s performances, and the strikers have got stern competition all the time now, which is what we need.”