Southend United's Ryan Leonard: Don't get carried away by win at Leyton Orient

Ryan Leonard celebrates scoring at Leyton Orient on Tuesday night

Ryan Leonard celebrates scoring at Leyton Orient on Tuesday night

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RYAN Leonard does not want Blues to get carried away by their midweek win at Leyton Orient.

Blues triumphed 1-0 in the first leg of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy southern section final at Brisbane Road.

But Leonard, who grabbed Southend’s goal, wants Paul Sturrock’s side to keep their feet firmly on the ground.

“We need to come back down to earth straight away and not get carried away by the win at Orient,” said Leonard, 20.

“We still have another leg to play against Orient so we’ve achieved nothing in the JPT just yet.

“And the league remains our main priority so we have to focus on Saturday straight away and try to get another good result at Accrington Stanley.”

Blues go in to the game sitting fifth in the League Two standings and Leonard is desperate to maintain a lofty league placing.

“We want to stay up towards the top and get closer to the top three if we can,” said the winger.

“Promotion is what we want most and whatever happens in the JPT is a bonus.

“Nobody has mentioned Wembley at all and we’re all just thinking about trying to get promotion.”

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