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Leyton Orient boss Danny Webb hoping to give O’s fans home win against Cheltenham Town

PUBLISHED: 14:00 24 February 2017

Leyton Orient's stand-in captain Paul McCallum heads past Notts County goalkeeper Adam Collin (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Leyton Orient's stand-in captain Paul McCallum heads past Notts County goalkeeper Adam Collin (pic: Simon O'Connor).

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33-year-old full of praise for Brisbane Road supporters after generating great atmosphere against Notts County last weekend

Danny Webb is determined to give the Leyton Orient supporters a win to celebrate come 5pm tomorrow when fellow relegation rivals Cheltenham Town visit Brisbane Road.

It is a massive match for O’s and a victory would take them level on points with the Robins and potentially move them out of the bottom two.

Webb has been delighted with the support of the Orient fans since his arrival and is desperate to give them a home win to shout about now.

He said: “These supporters have turned out all season when things were really bleak and they kept coming.

“My message from day one to the players was it is about time we gave the fans something to enjoy and the football is entertaining.

“Would they rather come every week when it’s really bad and boring, but we are winning? Of course and so would I.

“But from where we have come from, I think the fans deserve some entertainment and they are getting that.

“They are seeing some passion and some good football plus four or five of their own out on the pitch.

“Myles Judd lives around the corner and the youngsters have all been sitting in this crowd as 13-year-olds with cheeseburgers after their youth-team game.

“It’s great for those guys to be out there and I do really appreciate the support that the fans are giving those young players.”

Orient have a terrible record at Brisbane Road this season and have lost their last four games in E10.

But the attacking philosophy implemented by Webb has generated a great atmosphere whenever O’s have played at home this month.

Last weekend the Orient fans applauded the players off the pitch despite losing 3-2 to relegation rivals Notts County.

The O’s lacked luck against Kevin Nolan’s Magpies, but there is a sense of belief that the tide will soon turn at Brisbane Road.

Webb added: “I think we are giving the fans something now, so they can actually sing before the game starts.

“Over the season we have had to get them going and rightly so, but we haven’t ever done that. It has been disappointing for them, but now they come here and think ‘we are going to see a decent game of football’.

“They know they are going to be entertained and see players who are trying their hardest to get something from the game.

“I think that gets fans on side straight away and I never thought I’d make a habit of going on and clapping the supporters, but the last few games I have because I want them to know it is appreciated.

“When the players come into the dressing room having lost and they hear the fans clapping and singing it does mean a lot to them.”


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