Adams hopes Orient share his Football League ambition after sealing loan switch from Norwich
PUBLISHED: 14:56 10 January 2018 | UPDATED: 16:15 10 January 2018
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Earning a future as a Football League player is Ebou Adams’ target during his Leyton Orient loan – and he hopes the National League club share his ambition.
The O’s dropped into non-league last year and made a poor start to the current season but have picked up significantly since the arrival of former Gillingham boss Justin Edinburgh in November. The former Tottenham full-back has now bolstered his squad with the signing of Norwich City midfielder Adams until the end of the season.
“It’s such a big club, plus it’s close to home,” the 21-year-old said. “They shouldn’t be where they are right now, they should be in the Football League. That’s where I aspire to be and hopefully the club do as well.”
This season is the first that the east London club has played outside the league since 1905, when they were Clapton Orient, and they currently sit 19th in the table and 15 points adrift of the play-off places.
“I’m a player that loves to put in 110 percent for the team,” Adams continued, as he targets a debut for the O’s at Bognor Regis Town in the second round of the FA Trophy on Saturday.
“I love running up and down, win the ball as much as I can, a box-to-box player. I love defending our box and trying to get in the opposition box as well – so do expect a lot from me.”
The former Dartford player had only just returned to Norwich following a loan spell in League One with Shrewsbury Town.
The Gambia international, capped for the first time last year, only made eight appearances but feels he learned a great deal from his time in Shropshire.
“You can tell how much the coaching stuff have worked so hard and you can tell with how they’re performing, to get a draw against West Ham (in the FA Cup) and be second in league One, no-one expected it,” Adams added, speaking to Orient’s Youtube channel.
“It shows you how much hard work and dedication can take you to and that’s credit to Shrewsbury and the coaching staff and players working hard for it. I enjoyed the experience there, just sadly didn’t get as much minutes there as I would have liked.”