Leyton Orient interim head coach Ross Embleton said it has been a “pleasing” pre-season campaign for the club.

The O’s wrapped up their preparations for the new campaign by coming from behind to beat a young Norwich City XI at the Breyer Group Stadium, although the O’s will be sending two young sides to both Canvey Island and Potters Bar Town this week.

Success against the Canaries meant it has been an unbeaten pre-season for Orient, with draws against Hull City and Bishops Stortford the only blemishes on their record.

Speaking after the Norwich match, Embleton said: “It’s been pleasing, pre-season. It doesn’t always tell you the clear picture of how the season is going to pan out when you come in. Some teams lose every game and can go onto a successful season and vice-versa.

“The ultimate aim is to always set out to win games of football and if you don’t win them then not to lose. To come out at the end of pre-season with some of the positive performances that we’ve had, not adding too many injuries to the list that we had when we came back and some good performances, I’m pleased.”

The O’s trailed 1-0 at the break but found their rhythm in the second half, equalising through Lee Angol when he volleyed in a sublime Sam Ling cross, and the winner came late on through midfielder Josh Wright when he picked up the ball, drove forward and fired into the bottom corner, and Embleton was happy that the two summer signings were able to do the business and get the win for the O’s.

He said: “Lee has scored some cracking goals and created some very good chances so far and we’re excited about the partnership that both he and Conor [Wilkinson] have built already and have added to over the summer.

“I thought that the way we set out in the second half gave Josh Wright a little bit more of an opportunity to impose himself on the game. We were chasing it a little bit in the first half and we couldn’t quite get into the game and get any control but the way that we set up defensively in the second half gave Josh that little bit of structure to get after the ball and then impose himself. It was a good strike although it probably should have been saved.”

It was a strong O’s line-up fielded by Embleton, with Dean Brill the latest to return to the side, meaning it was potentially the line-up that could play in next week’s season opener against Cheltenham Town, but a number of the substitutes perhaps could force the boss’ hand after their performances against Norwich and across pre-season.

Embleton said: “We had an idea of the minutes we needed some people to play today. Obviously Craig Clay hasn’t had the opportunity to play close to 90 minutes so it was important that we got him that time on the pitch but I think there’s been a fair bit made about the season Gormo [Dale Gorman] had last year.

“He came into the club injured and was forever trying to play catch up, so he never really had an opportunity to be fit, fresh and impose himself on the group and I think he’s done that quite well over the summer so it was unfortunate that he perhaps didn’t get as much time on the pitch today as he deserved but I’m pleased with the way Dale has gone about his business.”