Magilton: 'Extremely pleasing' win

BLUES boss Jim Magilton described his side's 4-1 demolition of Leyton Orient as 'extremely pleasing'.

Derek Davis

BLUES boss Jim Magilton described his side's 4-1 demolition of Leyton Orient as 'extremely pleasing'.

Town made eight changes from the side that lost against Preston and Magilton was delighted at the response.

He said: “I was delighted with the execution and application of these lads.

“There was huge disappointed after Saturday and those lads who were left out at the weekend and played have now given me a problem.

“I was very pleased with the overall work ethic of the side. They worked very hard as they should because if you go into a game in second gear then you will find out to your cost as we have doe in the past.”

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Town tore League One side Leyton Orient apart in a scintillating first half with two goals from man of the match Danny Haynes and one from Tommy Miller before Alan Lee nodded in the fifth early in the second half.

A mistake from Pim Balkestein allowed the O's a glimmer of hope through Adam Boyd although that was pretty much it as the second half failed to live up to the first.

Magilton hopes to resolve his left back problem today by securing Ben Thatcher who he expects to choose Ipswich over West Ham after the completion of his medical.

Magilton said: “It is all but done. Ben has been keeping himself fit and if it all gets done in time he has a chance of playing at Burnley.”

After losing at Peterborough and Milton Keynes in his previous two League Cup games Magilton was delighted to be in the next round.

He said: “It is nice to be in the hat for the first time as a manager. It is about winning games.”

They had some good moment and Martin Ling should be very proud of the way his team played and stuck at it. They carried on trying to play and that probably helped us.”

Ling was not happy though and described his side's performance as 'unacceptable'.

Danny Haynes and Tommy Miller picked up injuries last night while David Wright has a niggling knock from Saturday but all hope to be involved at Burnley, in what will no doubt be yet another changed side.