Leyton Orient head coach Justin Edinburgh was pleased with the “impact” that the substitutes made in Orient’s 2-2 draw at home to FC Halifax Town yesterday.

Matt Harrold, who entered the game with 13 minutes to play, scored in the game’s last attack to salvage a point for the O’s, who also saw Jordan Maguire-Drew return from injury and James Dayton pick up more minutes from the bench.

After the game, Edinburgh said: “I’m pleased with them We’ve had [Sam] Ling on the bench today as well and Jordan’s come on so we’re gathering the squad as we go along now. I thought he had an impact out there along with all the subs. Dayton as well and also Matty Harrold.”

With Harrold back from his three-game suspension following his red card against AFC Telford United, and the returns of Jay Simpson and Josh Koroma was injury, Edinburgh could have a selection problem on his hands prior to Tuesday’s game against Eastleigh, but the boss insists it’s a good problem to have.

He said: “It’ll be nice, that’s what you want. I want to be making tough decisions rather than having them made for me so I look forward to that.”

One of those decisions he has will be whether to give Macauley Bonne a break from the side with the club’s top scorer having found the net just once since the end of January, but Edinburgh says that he has been contributing in “different ways”, and that’s just as important.

He said: “You’re not going to go through your whole career scoring endless goals week in week out. It’s a tough period but he contributes in different ways.”