Demetriou backs Williams
Jason Demetriou says that Geraint Williams is doing his chances of making his role permanent no harm at all.
By Paul Dargan
Last Updated: 11/03/09 6:55pm
Leyton Orient midfielder Jason Demetriou says that manager Geraint Williams is doing his chances of making his role permanent no harm at all.
Tuesday's 3-1 win away at Carlisle was the club's fourth success in six games and the 21-year-old has revealed the squad is really firing at the moment.
The youth team graduate has played an integral part in Orient's recent good form, with the club now four points clear of the drop zone.
Williams took over from ex-boss Martin Ling at the start of February, signing a deal until the end of the season, when the club were hovering just above the relegation places.
Demetriou told skysports.com: "It's a lot healthier looking at the table since the manager came in.
"The results on Tuesday also went well for us and the win against Carlisle was massive."
Demetriou feels Williams' approach has been a large contributing factor to the recent upturn in form.
"The gaffer doesn't shout a lot; he's calm and collected and makes sure he gets his points across," he added.
"He is highly respected by the players. That's not to say Martin Ling wasn't, but the results weren't going for us and the players were sad to see him go.
"The new manager has helped me change my game a little bit too, becoming more aggressive in the tackle and getting up and down from box to box.
"But you have to be able to adapt to new managers and set-ups and the team as a whole has been excellent in doing that."
Fourth placed in the form table, Orient - who have scored in each of their six games since Williams' arrival - travel to Stockport County at the weekend looking to maintain their recent impressive run.
And Demetriou feels the manager can make even more of an impact if given the job on a full-time basis.
"We'll be travelling to Edgeley Park full of confidence and a few more wins should see us safe," he said.
"I'm hoping Geraint will get the job and then next season he will get to start afresh.
"There are fifteen players whose contracts are up at the end of the season, so there is a lot to sort out over the summer. But all for the good of the club."