James Brophy felt that Leyton Orient “looked like our old selves” in their 1-0 win over Northampton Town on Saturday.

Orient put in a resilient display at the PTS Academy Stadium, with Brophy scoring the game’s only goal on 56 minutes, while the visitors also had the defence and Dean Brill to thank for a solid performance.

Speaking after the game, Brophy said: “It’s definitely a satisfying win. We looked like our old selves, we looked resilient. It’s been disappointing in the last few games where we’ve maybe started off not so well, not on the front foot, so I think it was a positive start from us today.

“In the first 45 today I thought we were on the front foot, maybe unlucky not to go in up but the message at half time was to carry on, not to let the standards slip and I thought we pushed on in the second half and deserved the three points.”

Brophy was one of three changes to the starting line-up ahead of the game, and he happy with the way that he took his chance in the team along with Matt Harrold, who provided the assist for his goal.

He said: “I think it’s very different from last season. Pretty much the majority of the season we were constantly up, so it was less changes throughout the team and maybe less rotation, but this year is our first year back in the league so there’s going to be different changes made consistently and I think Matty [Matt Harrold] has waited patiently for his chance and he did really well today.

“There’s going to be chances for everyone this year to maybe cement your place or make the shirt your own, but I think all the boys that came in today did well.”