Leyton Orient boss Ross Embleton admits his side will come up against a Carlisle United team who are “bang at it”.

The Orient head coach believes his side are capable of beating Chris Beech’s League Two table-toppers at Brunton Park.

But Embleton accepts that Carlisle are full of confidence and will pose a serious challenge.

“It will be tough against a team that are bang at it, very intense, work hard and are in very good form, so will have confident players,” Embleton said in a club interview.

“It’s going to be a challenge. Carlisle’s always a challenge from what people tell me, because I’ve never been there before, but it’s a challenge to go to somewhere like Carlisle.

“After spending that long on a coach, it’s always going to be a challenge when you get up there.

“They are a team in good form but we back ourselves against any opposition. If we perform to the level we’re capable of, we’re capable of going there and winning.”

If the game beats the freeze, Embleton will be back in the dugout for Orient after completing a period of self-isolation, having come into contact with someone who teste positive for Covid-19.

The Os boss is approaching his first anniversary in charge and has the east London outfit in ninth place.

Key to their form has been the goalscoring of Danny Johnson, who has fired 17 goals in 28 appearances this campaign.

Conor Wilkinson has also been in good form in front of goal, scoring 10 in 24.