Search

Hendon targets top three

PUBLISHED: 13:00 13 November 2015

Leyton Orient head coach Ian Hendon looks on during his teams defeat to Accrington Stanley (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Leyton Orient head coach Ian Hendon looks on during his teams defeat to Accrington Stanley (pic: Simon O'Connor).

07958 573219 simon.oconnor@virgin.net

O’s boss wants side to build on FA Cup success with win at Hartlepool

Leyton Orient head coach Ian Hendon is keen for his player to get back into the automatic promotion places in League Two.

The O’s are seventh at the moment, but only two points off third place and a win on Sunday at Hartlepool United could see them rise the table.

After thrashing Staines Town 6-1 in the first round of the FA Cup last weekend, confidence should be high.

Orient lost to Accrington Stanley last time they played in the league and will aim to put things right against the Monkey Hangers.

Hendon said: “I said to the players it is crucial we take this moment into the league.

“We had a good win against Staines, but now we move on and try to get that run of games going in the league.

“That is the most important thing for us. We want to be up in that top three as quick as we can and stay there this time.”

Sunday’s match is being shown live on Sky Sports, but the O’s boss doesn’t believe it should play a part on proceedings.

It will be the first time Orient have been on TV this season and they’ll be hoping to get another win on the road after beating Morecambe 1-0 last time out.

Hendon added: “I hope the game being on Sky Sports doesn’t affect my players. I hope they go out there and do exactly as they are asked and as we do on the training ground and how we try to do every Saturday. I don’t think it should make a difference at all.”

Orient will go into the match at Victoria Park with Ollie Palmer and John Marquis confident after scoring against Staines.

Jay Simpson has 11 goals to his name this year, but the burden could be taken off him with the other forwards in the squad on target now.

“You want all your strikers scoring, we went with a strong side against Staines and it has obviously paid off,” said Hendon.

“There was possibly a thought of playing a few of the younger players in and around the squad, but we wanted to get through so we put a full strength side out and we got a good result.”


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the East London Advertiser. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Related articles

Latest East London Sports News

Yesterday, 13:00

Leyton Orient captain Jobi McAnuff has backed English Football League chairman Rick Parry’s combative letter to the Government and revealed the toll on players caused by the continued absence of fans from matches.

Wed, 16:00

London Lions have added Great Britain centre Fahro Alihodzic to their roster as they approach the start of the domestic season and look to January’s FIBA Eurocup campaign.

Wed, 15:00

A programme to get more youngsters involved in outdoor sport is being started at Mile End stadium in the search for “the hockey stars of tomorrow”.

Wed, 13:00

West Ham United fan and budding journalist Kwame Boakye is feeling optimistic under manager David Moyes.

Wed, 10:00

Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton was ‘disappointed’ that his side failed to push on after early lead as they drew 1-1 with Exeter City.

Tue, 20:55

League Two: Leyton Orient 1 Exeter City 1

Tue, 14:00

Lukasz Fabianski 7: Huge save to deny Raheem Sterling late on. Went right way and almost stopped Phil Foden’s goal.

Mon, 13:00

Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton knows they’re not the finished article yet but is way more pleased with progress after their 2-0 victory over Stevenage.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Did you know? UCAS gets almost 3 million university applications from around 700,000 people each year. That’s a lot of competition. So how can your son or daughter stand out? 

With winter fast approaching, it is now more important than ever for us all to carry on following COVID-19 precautions to help stop the spread of the virus by always observing the three-tier local restrictions and remembering three key words – Hands, Face, Space.

The NHS COVID-19 app can make a real difference to how we all tackle the pandemic, protecting our loved ones and those most at risk from coronavirus. Everyone aged 16 and over across England and Wales can download the app for free and play their part in combating the pandemic.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Latest from the East London Advertiser