Search

Table-topping Orient’s character delights Slade

13:00 23 February 2014

Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade. Rob Newell/TGSPHOTO

Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade. Rob Newell/TGSPHOTO

Rob Newell/TGSPHOTO c/o 27 Plaiters Way, Braintree, Essex, CM7 3LR - Editorial Use ONLY - FA Premier League and Football League

Leyton Orient have shown character to bounce back from three straight defeats according to their manager Russell Slade.

The O’s reclaimed top spot in League One with yesterday’s 2-0 victory over Swindon. They have taken seven points from three games after consecutive defeats against Rotherham, Peterborough and Bristol City.

Slade said: “We’ve had a difficult period but we’ve shown our character to come through it.

“The important thing was getting the win and performance. I think we wanted it a little bit more than the opposition.

“We were creating chances all afternoon and we were excellent without the ball.”

Two Lloyd James penalties sent Orient top courtsey of Wolves’ crushing win at Brentford.

The O’s have missed five spot kicks this season, but Slade says the Welsh midfielder was confident as he stepped up.

“Lloyd was grappling with Dags (Chris Dagnall) for the ball and he was obviously very confident,” the manager said.

He insists he did not have one eye on events at Griffin Park as Orient have to take care of what they can ‘control.’

Slade said: “We’ve got to concentrate on each and every performance, it might only be a short stay at the top.

“Before today there were 42 points to play for, now there are 39. We’re going to have to fight for each and every one.

“I didn’t have a preference out of Wolves and Brentford because you can’t control it. Now it will be about Brentford bouncing back, which they haven’t had to do recently.”

The manager added that he is pleased his players have a rare midweek off so they can recharge their batteries before another home game against Colchester on Saturday.

Latest Sport Stories

09:55
London Raiders forward Liam Chong had praise for goalie James Tanner after last weekend's matches (pic: John Scott)

‘Goalie was our best player’

Action from the latest indoor cricket matches at UEL

Latest news from indoor cricket league

08:39
West Ham United celebrate with the FA Cup after their 3-2 victory: (back row, l-r) John Bond, Jim Standen, Geoff Hurst, physio, Ken Brown; (front row, l-r) Jack Birkett, John Sissons, Johnny Byrne, Ronnie Boyce, Eddie Bovington

The Hammers haven’t won at Anfield since 1963, but one man who played that day, believes the current team can win there on Saturday

Yesterday, 18:01
Action from Wapping's historic win over Harleston (pic: Iain McAuslan)

Coach D’Souza keeping calm after historic win

Most read sport

The iconic skeleton is set to be replaced by a giant blue whale skeleton in 2017, and people on Twitter really aren’t happy about it.

Citizens of New England wished they had temperatures “barely getting above freezing”.

That’s English literature, maths, physics, biology, chemistry, geography, history and languages, if you didn’t know.

But we’re reassured it’s just the way the schools are counted that’s made the difference.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Docklands and East London Advertiser e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24
Our trusted business finder