Coulson backing Orient to enjoy home comforts

PUBLISHED: 12:00 15 August 2019

Josh Coulson of Leyton Orient during Leyton Orient vs Norwich City, Friendly Match Football at The Breyer Group Stadium on 27th July 2019

Josh Coulson of Leyton Orient during Leyton Orient vs Norwich City, Friendly Match Football at The Breyer Group Stadium on 27th July 2019

©TGS Photo +44 1376 553468

The experienced centre back reflected on Tuesday's Carabao Cup defeat and previewed Saturday's Legue Two game with Stevenage

Leyton Orient first-team captain Josh Coulson insists O's will bounce back on Saturday at home to Stevenage in League Two.

It's been a disappointing few days for the club, losing 3-0 at Macclesfield Town at the weekend before crashing out of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday after a 2-0 loss at Plymouth Argyle.

After two long trips in quick succession, Ross Embleton will welcome a return to Brisbane Road and the team are eager to put things rights.

Coulson, 30, said: "The travelling doesn't help, Plymouth is a long way to go on a Tuesday night, but we have to dust ourselves down.

"We were very good at that last season and I back these boys 100 per cent and we will perform on Saturday and get a result."

Orient's popular and experienced centre back is right. During Justin Edinburgh's tenure they didn't lose many and when they did they did always responded positively in the next game.

This is a different division, though, and the quality is better, so teething problems and a step up is bound to have an effect.

What frustrated Coulson about the first-round defeat at Home Park was the manner of the goals conceded as Plymouth netted twice in quick succession after a goalless first half.

Having done the hard work, O's saw Callum McFadzean curl home and past Dean Brill in the 59th minute before Dom Telford ran through with ease three minutes later to wrap up the victory for the Green Army.

"I'm disappointed with the goals because I thought in the first half they didn't look like scoring, we were solid and switched on, but they are a good side," Coulson said.

"They will be right up at the top of the league and for a reason because they play good football.

"Last season whenever we lost we would bounce back straight away, but it didn't happen for us at Plymouth and we have to dust ourselves down and get ready for a very big game on Saturday."

After hosting Stevenage, Orient have a lengthy journey to Mansfield Town on Tuesday, but they will aim to head there following a victory.

Related articles

Latest East London Sports News

Yesterday, 17:52

Three violent downpours led to a second weather-interrupted day to Kent's 168th Canterbury Week County Championship clash with Essex.

Yesterday, 17:00

Super Rangers secured the Victoria Park Community Cricket League Division One title after picking up the point they needed due to wet weather cancelling their game.

Yesterday, 15:00

The League Two club have signed the midfielder on loan until January

Yesterday, 14:50

England's women moved one step closer to qualifying for the EuroHockey Championship semi-finals with a valuable draw against a strong German side.

Yesterday, 14:30

Leyton Orient have failed to score in their last three games, but went close on several occasions against Stevenage

Our West Ham Correspondent Dave Evans gives his verdict on the draw against Brighton at the Amex

Who gets our nod as Hammers man of the match?

Yesterday, 10:30

The O's interim head coach also insisted he was happy with the 3-5-2 system, but will change it if it stops benefitting the team


It's now just under a month since All Points East took over Victoria Park with two weekends of world-class music and a programme of free community events.

Curated by AEG Presents, All Points East is bringing an impressive line-up of multi-flavoured music to Victoria Park from May 24-26 and May 31-June 2.

Victoria Park - or 'Vicky Park' as the locals know it - has been the setting for many important events over the years.​ Here, we take a look at its unique cultural history.

Newsletter Sign Up

East London Advertiser twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Most Read

Latest from the East London Advertiser

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists