Charlie is looking to go back to front!
ORIENT S Charlie Daniels is keen to return to a more familiar role in the side for next season, writes MATT DINER. The former Tottenham man has been mainly used at left back since signing a permanent deal at Brisbane Road and while he admits he is happy t
ORIENT'S Charlie Daniels is keen to return to a more familiar role in the side for next season, writes MATT DINER.
The former Tottenham man has been mainly used at left back since signing a permanent deal at Brisbane Road and while he admits he is happy to fill in short term, the 22-year-old is determined to make his mark further up the pitch.
"In my honest opinion, I am better at left midfield and that's where I want to play and that's where I enjoy playing," he said.
"The gaffer has asked me to play left back and I don't mind filling in there until the end of the season and we'll see what happens, but I'd prefer to play left midfield.
"I think I'm improving as a left back as each game goes by though and we have had a few clean sheets.
"Its great having Tam beside me, he really is an excellent centre half and I think we play well together.
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"The back five as a unit have done well, in fact at the moment, we are all doing well."
The defence held out against Cheltenham on Saturday to record their second clean sheet in a row on the road and Daniels feels the stability at the back is starting to take effect.
"I think we're six points clear now which is good," he said after Saturday's game.
"We just have to keep going and keep playing well until the end of the season and we should get out of it.
"We take each game as it comes and, obviously, we want to win every one we play."
Daniels admitted things have not gone completely to plan since joining on a permanent deal. In particular when the man who signed him, Martin Ling, left the club shortly after he arrived.
"It was a bit strange to be honest with you, but that's football at the end of the day," he said.
"Managers come and go all the time in the sport, so do players as well, but it's okay.
"It's been good and I have enjoyed being back here. When I first came, we were not in the best position, it was unfortunate the gaffer had to go, but the new gaffer has come in and things have really picked up.
"We are doing really well and now we are six points away from the danger.