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NEW loan signing Nicky Adams helped Orient climb out of the bottom four on Tuesday night – and believes there are brighter times ahead at Brisbane Road, writes TREVOR DAVIES. The 23-year-old winger, who signed on loan from Leicester City last week, playe

NEW loan signing Nicky Adams helped Orient climb out of the bottom four on Tuesday night - and believes there are brighter times ahead at Brisbane Road, writes TREVOR DAVIES.

The 23-year-old winger, who signed on loan from Leicester City last week, played his part in the 2-0 win over Yeovil and admitted afterwards: "I thought we played really well."

Adams looked dangerous raiding down the right and came within a whisker of marking his debut with a goal, but had a first-half blast cleared off the line.

"We played some good stuff and it could have been more than two," he said.

"There was a good atmosphere and if you play the right way the fans will be happy."

Adams didn't train with the side until Friday, but has already been impressed with his new team-mates.

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"From what I have seen in training the lads look really decent. I'm surprised with that quality the club were in the bottom four, but hopefully we can kick on from here," he said.

Adams is delighted to be playing football again and is more than happy to help Orient try and climb the table.

"I'm enjoying it, it's all been great," smiled Adams, who joined Leicester in a �100,000 deal from Bury in 2008.

"I've signed initially for a month, but if I'm playing and doing well, I will be happy to extend it," he said.

"Unless I'm going back to play, I don't really want to go back and sit on the bench."

Adams played 18 games in all competitions for Leicester last season, as they stormed to the League One title and was a regular at the start of the current campaign.

He played seven times during August, but since then he has had to make do with a more peripheral role. His last game for the Foxes was in the 1-0 win against Plymouth during November.

"I had a good start to the season, but for the last six or seven weeks I've not really had a sniff and I don't like to be sat around doing nothing," explained Adams.

"The manager didn't really want me to go on loan at first. But I wasn't happy, because I just wanted to be playing."

When Leicester boss Nigel Pearson relented and let Adams go out on loan there were a number of clubs interested.

"I spoke to my agent and he said: 'Leyton Orient, do you fancy it?' And I said 'yes' right from the off," admitted Adams.

"They were the first ones in and I has happy to come to London to get away.

"I'm struggling with the roads, there are too many cameras, but it's nice," he smiled.

Adams has settled in quickly: "I travelled down Thursday night, trained with the lads on Friday and perhaps Saturday's game being called off was a blessing in disguise, as it gave me a couple more days to train and get to know the lads and it's been great."

As O's look to pull away from the drop zone, they face a live Sky showdown on Monday night at promotion-chasing Charlton.

After playing a part in the Leicester side that stormed to promotion, Adams is pleased to be back in the spotlight.

"Last year at Leicester it was similar to Charlton, as we were the team up there and teams were coming to us," he said.

"Charlton are a big club, but hopefully we can go there and get a result.

"You want to play in the best stadiums against the best teams."

As well as Adams impressing during his debut on Tuesday, Fulham's on-loan defender Matthew Briggs also made an indelible mark with a cool and cultured display at the heart of the O's defence and he will give manager Geraint Williams a few headaches for the trip to the Valley on Monday night.

The O's boss will have to chose whether to restore Ben Chorley, who will be available after suspension, or stick with the 18-year-old defender.

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