Danny Webb: Sooner or later we all need to know what’s going on at Leyton Orient
PUBLISHED: 10:30 13 March 2017 | UPDATED: 14:39 13 March 2017
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Brisbane Road boss offers his views on the future of the east London club and the difficulty of picking his players up after the Grimsby Town defeat
Leyton Orient manager Danny Webb admits people associated with the club need to know what is going on at Brisbane Road sooner rather than later.
The O’s are due in court next Monday (March 20) to face a winding-up petition from HM Revenue and Customs over an unpaid tax bill.
Orient also lost 3-0 at home to Grimsby Town at the weekend to fall six points from safety in League Two with 10 games left.
“Nobody has gone missing and it is a bit of a reoccurring theme and the only hurtful thing is the players don’t get anything out of the game for their efforts,” said Webb.
“You want them or the fans to be able to talk about getting a point or a win, but the place has been on a slippery slope for a while.
“We can have our little moments at Newport County and we should enjoy them, so hopefully those fans had a lovely weekend because of that.
“But we are going to have days like Saturday against Grimsby and that is something I know will happen. I am willing to accept that so to speak as long as I know there is a plan for the club in general.
“I can’t keep saying I am planning forward when I am the only one doing it, so I am not going to veer away from that myself, but sooner or later people, rightly so, need to know what’s going on at the place and I need to know people are on my wave length.”
Since Webb was appointed on January 29, the 33-year-old has constantly reiterated his desire to manager Orient next season.
Even though the former youth-team coach has been left with a huge task, he has been able to galvanise the O’s supporters and players.
The biggest problem facing Webb at the moment, however, is what happens on March 20 when Orient are set to appear in court.
On Friday it was reported by talkSPORT that O’s president Francesco Becchetti was going to show up on March 20 and settle the unpaid bill.
But Webb said: “I have heard nothing about that. I have literally only heard about when the date in court is and when it has to be done by.
“I have seen what has happened at some clubs and it goes two ways. It either goes kaput or it gets sorted.
“Even if it gets sorted, over the course of the season there has been a black cloud around the place, so I’m trying my best to shift it.
“But along the way there are going to be a few kicks in the backside, but we need to stick together as best we can.”
The Orient fans certainly stayed with the team on Saturday and applauded them off at the full time whistle.
Webb’s challenge now is to rally the squad ahead of tomorrow’s fixture at Accrington Stanley, which is another crucial match.
He added: “We have lost a lot of games. I think it is six now and most of them at home, but there has been no problem picking the players up.
“They are human, so when they lose a match and when they see the league table they are down, but they want to be a part of what I am building.
“But they want to be part of it in the Football League and so do I, but they are buying into the way I am doing things. Factors in and around the place don’t help, but the players will be ready to work on Monday.”