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Hendon appreciates frustration of Orient supporters

13:00 06 January 2016

Leyton Orient head coach Ian Hendon watches on (pic: Simon O

Leyton Orient head coach Ian Hendon watches on (pic: Simon O'Connor).

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Brisbane Road boss believes everyone is responsible for recent results not just the back four

Leyton Orient goalkeeper Alex Cisak (green) looks downbeat after another mistake at the back leads to a goal (pic: Simon O'Connor).Leyton Orient goalkeeper Alex Cisak (green) looks downbeat after another mistake at the back leads to a goal (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Leyton Orient head coach Ian Hendon admits everyone is accountable for their recent lack of wins in League Two and that the blame can’t lie solely with one person.

The O’s back four has come in for criticism of late with mistakes resulting in their recent defeat to Bristol Rovers and the two goals they conceded at Stevenage.

After only drawing 2-2 at Broadhall Way, the away supporters called for Hendon to lose his job at Brisbane Road.

But the Orient boss believes everyone, including himself, has to take responsibility for the recent run of form.

“I mean it is alright talking about defenders making mistakes, but we get a chance to win the game in the last minute at Stevenage,” said Hendon.

“Everyone loves to moan about the defenders and I was one myself so I know what it is like.

“Defenders make mistakes and it gets blown up, rightly so sometimes, but we had an opportunity to win the match in the last minute and we hit it straight at the goalkeeper.

“Everyone is accountable. Myself as the manager, I take what’s coming. If the supporters voice their opinion I have to take that.

“I am the manager and I do appreciate their frustration, but I would much prefer if they stick with us and support those players out on the pitch.”

Hendon went on to explain that the coaching staff are trying not to put too much pressure on the players because that can backfire.

The O’s head coach believes the team aren’t too far away from achieving the success they need to finish the season on a high.

With the January transfer window now open, he revealed they’ll be looking to add more experience at the back.

Hendon added: “We are not hammering the players in respect of ‘you’ve got to win, you’ve got to win’ because if you do that the confidence does go.

“We lost at Bristol, but the previous one before that was Hartlepool United so that is six or seven games unbeaten in the league.

“We are not far away. Jay Simpson is scoring up there and I just don’t think we are far off, probably just a couple of additions.

“I think we are lacking a bit of experience at the back in my opinion. We just need to sort that out and then we’ll be fine.”

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