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Harriman focusing on Orient clash after Villa cup exploits

Posted: Fri 22 Jan 2016
Author: Andy Wilkins
Image by: PRIME Media Images

Michael Harriman is eager to take Tuesday night’s positive performance at Premier League side Aston Villa into tomorrow’s Sky Bet League 2 clash with Leyton Orient.

Wycombe lost 2-0 at Villa Park in the Emirates FA Cup third round replay in front of more than 4,000 travelling Chairboys fans, and Harriman is now focused on picking up three points at Adams Park tomorrow (3pm k.o.).

He said: “We spent a long time trying to win the ball back but we gave a good account of ourselves. We had our chances and if we had put a few away it might have been a different story. The boys were fantastic and that was the main aim and now we can just focus on the league.

“If the chances had gone in it would have been a different story but to get a Premier League team booed off at half time shows we must have done something right.

“We didn’t change much in the second half, I think we just ran out of legs and they had made quite a few changes. We weren’t expected to win that game and to give a good account of ourselves like the boys did is something to be proud of.”

Orient announced the appointment of former West Ham midfielder Kevin Nolan as their new player/manager earlier this week, and Harriman is not sure what to expect from the O’s.

He said: “Leyton Orient are a good side, they’ve not been in form recently but they’ve got a new manager and they’ll be up for it and we have got to match them.

“Players have got to prove themselves under a new manager. If we get an early goal maybe things will change in our favour, but at home with the support we have we will be considered favourites so we have got to do what we do best.”

Click here to see the full interview with Michael in Chairboys PlayerHD.