Robbie Weir hopes win over Crewe Alexandra will mean Leyton Orient are back on track in League Two

Leyton Orient captain Robbie Weir in action during pre-season at Brisbane Road (pic: Tim Reder).

Leyton Orient captain Robbie Weir in action during pre-season at Brisbane Road (pic: Tim Reder). - Credit: Archant

Brisbane Road captain warns squad that last weekend’s victory at Hartlepool United has to be backed up on Saturday

Robbie Weir knows Leyton Orient have to get it right at home if they are to move up the League Two table, starting with Saturday’s visit of Crewe Alexandra.

The O’s have only beaten Stevenage at E10 this season – once in the EFL Trophy and also in the league – but not anybody else.

Newport County, Mansfield Town, Yeovil Town, Plymouth Argyle, Portsmouth and Luton Town have all visited Brisbane Road in League Two and left with three points.

“It hasn’t clicked at home, but all of the results haven’t clicked really and it is something all the lads want to change,” said captain Weir.


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“Before the Hartlepool United match we needed a win and now our record at Brisbane Road is something we want to change because at the end of the day it is our home.

“There is going to be no difference this weekend compared to Saturday, the boys are going out trying to prove a point to show this is our home and we need to start picking up results.”

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Orient’s skipper admitted a failure to pick up three points against Crewe would render last Saturday’s 3-1 win at Hartlepool a waste.

The ex-Burton Albion midfielder knows a lot of work still needs to be done by the east Londoners, but is hoping they can start moving in the right direction.

Weir added: “The win on Saturday means nothing if we don’t beat Crewe because we are back to square one again.

“Obviously we can’t get carried away because we’ve only won one game and we are not in the right position in the table. There is a lot of work in progress, but we’re hopefully getting there.”

The success at Hartlepool ended a seven-week wait for Orient to get back to winning ways.

Their last win before success at Victoria Park came on September 3 at Morecambe and the lengthy run without a victory had seen Alberto Cavasin’s team drop down the table to 20th place.

“We can’t get carried away, we are not in the position where we want to be and we need to concentrate on ourselves,” added Weir.

“If we keep picking up victories then the table will look after itself, but at the end of the day we need to start winning more matches.”

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