Search

Orient boss positive players will react away to Wrexham

PUBLISHED: 10:30 07 January 2019 | UPDATED: 10:51 07 January 2019

Leyton Orient assistant Ross Embleton (left) and manager Justin Edinburgh (centre) exchange words with the fourth official Damith Bandara with Salford City boss Graham Alexander in close proximity (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Leyton Orient assistant Ross Embleton (left) and manager Justin Edinburgh (centre) exchange words with the fourth official Damith Bandara with Salford City boss Graham Alexander in close proximity (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Simon O'Connor Photography

Leyton Orient lost just their fourth National League match of the season on Saturday at home to Salford City

Salford City's Carl Piergianni (on the floor) heads past Leyton Orient goalkeeper Dean Brill to score the opening goal of the game (pic: Simon O'Connor).Salford City's Carl Piergianni (on the floor) heads past Leyton Orient goalkeeper Dean Brill to score the opening goal of the game (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Leyton Orient head coach Justin Edinburgh believes his team will bounce back after a painful defeat at home to National League title rivals Salford City on Saturday.

The O’s were comprehensively beaten in the capital with the Ammies producing a clinical display.

Carl Piergianni scored twice and Rory Gaffney added another to secure the visitors an excellent 3-0 win.

Orient, crucially, remain top of the table, though, and impressively haven’t lost back-to-back games all season.

They will aim to keep up that feat on Saturday, but know it will be difficult away to fellow promotion battlers Wrexham in the second round of the FA Trophy.

Edinburgh said: “Defeats are hard to take and this was only our second at home this season (after a 1-0 loss to Sutton United on September 29).

“We always look for a reaction and we have never failed to get it. We have always got a reaction and I expect another one this week.”

After suffering a defeat to Sutton, which was Orient’s first of the campaign, they went away to Maidenhead United next and earned a hard-fought 2-0 victory.

The next time O’s lost was in the FA Cup at Maidstone United, but again they quickly got back to winning ways with a 4-0 triumph over Havant & Waterlooville the following weekend.

Orient didn’t lose for a significant period of time after this, but when they did, 1-0 away to Boreham Wood, they won the following Saturday in the FA Trophy first round at home to Beaconsfield Town.

Boxing Day saw Edinburgh’s men suffer another defeat, this time against Dagenham & Redbridge, but once more they responded by not losing as they clinched a point at Dover Athletic following a stalemate.

Given all of this, you would have to back Orient to get back on track at the Racecourse Ground this weekend despite the size of the task at hand.

Edinburgh could give a full debut to new boy Jordan Maguire-Drew, who came off the bench against Salford for his debut on Saturday.

If that happens, the winger will go up against his former loan club, but despite signing the youngster on Wednesday, O’s remain on the look out for more players.

“Nothing has changed,” Edinburgh said. “We are still looking to strengthen. We are looking at all areas.

“If we feel there is a player out there who will make us better we will try to bring them to the club.”

If you value what this gives you, please consider supporting our work. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Related articles

Latest East London Sports News

Yesterday, 16:37

Essex Cricket players and the majority of non-playing staff have been placed on furlough leave because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Yesterday, 16:10

Simon Harmer is delighted to be flying the flag for the county game as one of Wisden’s cricketers of the year, taking his place in a tradition he has followed since his childhood in Pretoria.

Yesterday, 16:00

It’s an unprecedented time, so what does mean for Leyton Orient’s expiring contract players with the season still hanging in the balance.

Yesterday, 13:30

With sport shutting down across the globe due to the coronavirus pandemic, why not test your sporting knowledge with another quiz?

Yesterday, 12:36

Former Leyton Orient owner Barry Hearn has undergone surgery after suffering a minor heart attack over the weekend.

Yesterday, 11:00

Aaron Beard came as close as anyone to ending Sir Alastair Cook’s undisputed, career-long claim to be the fittest man in cricket.

Yesterday, 09:48

FIFA has approved the extension of player contracts until seasons are able to finish and the movement of transfer windows in response the coronavirus pandemic.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Festival organisers AEG Presents will once again be providing a variety of exciting opportunities for young people at this year’s event

Looking to rent in London? Securing the keys to a new home in any big city can be an ordeal but there is a way to avoid the common pitfalls of London rentals - dodgy landlords, dubious décor and downright dicey security.

Cauldron Foods’ comedy night will give vegans the last laugh as Vegan comics dispel vegan myths.

Most read sport

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

Most Read

Latest from the East London Advertiser