ED­IN­BURGH’S COME JUSTIN TIME FOR O’S

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watch as many games as I can be­cause you see how much tal­ent there is at this level and how many peo­ple are do­ing good jobs,” he added. “I had no fear or hes­i­ta­tion in tak­ing the job. It’s one that ex­cites me.

“Peo­ple un­der­es­ti­mate and don’t take a sec­ond look at what’s go­ing on in Non­League. I keep a close eye on it. To get back to work and the op­por­tu­nity is the ex­cit­ing thing to me.

“I en­joyed the time off, I needed it. Since I went in at Bil­ler­icay I’ve never been out of a job. I think peo­ple think all of a sud­den I turned up at New­port when they were in the League or at Gilling­ham.

“I’m prob­a­bly 500-600 games in as a man­ager so I’m fully aware of what it takes, what’s ahead of me and it’s not some­thing I haven’t en­coun­tered be­fore.

“Peo­ple of­ten turn their noses up at it. I’ve come through from the Ry­man Prem up to League One and I’m fully pre­pared to take a step back to move this club back to where we all think it be­longs. But no-one has the di­vine right and that’s some­thing we’ve got to fully ap­pre­ci­ate and un­der­stand.”

Orient fans will be hop­ing he can repli­cate his New­port suc­cess and Ed­in­burgh ad­mits the big pic­ture project also ap­pealed to him. Not that he’s look­ing too far ahead.

“It’s a lot of peo­ple’s sec­ond favourite club,” Ed­in­burgh, who has signed a two-and-a-half year deal, said. “The tra­di­tion, the his­tory. What’s gone on the last 18 months, two years, has drawn a lot of at­ten­tion from the peo­ple out­side look­ing in. We’ve got to try and spin that and get a feel-good fac­tor back.

“The play­ers have to rel­ish the chal­lenge be­cause it’s a big club in this league and peo­ple ex­pect. We’ve got to de­liver.”

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