Leyton Orient need to produce professional display against lowly Barrow, says Ross Embleton

PUBLISHED: 09:00 06 April 2018

Ross Embleton looks on from the touchline at Leyton Orient's Brisbane Road (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Ross Embleton looks on from the touchline at Leyton Orient's Brisbane Road (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Simon O'Connor Photography

Struggling Barrow, who have won only two National League games in 2018, visit Brisbane Road this weekend

Leyton Orient assistant Ross Embleton is looking for the squad to deliver another professional display when Barrow visit Brisbane Road in the National League on Saturday.

The struggling Bluebirds make the trip to the capital in poor form and just outside of the relegation zone heading into the business end of the season.

Ady Pennock’s team are level on points with Solihull Moors after only winning two league games in 2018.

Despite their bad run, Embleton has warned the O’s they must not underestimate this weekend’s opponents.

He said: “We are going to be involved in a few big games between now and the end of the season, so we have to approach them with the right mindset.

“I think last Friday at Guiseley (3-1 win) was a prime example of that. We went there, it wasn’t pretty or a game for the purists, but we were professional in the way we applied ourselves.”

Another display of that ilk and Orient could find themselves back in the top half of the league table come 5pm this weekend.

Eastleigh are currently 12th in the standings and two points ahead of O’s, but they host Wrexham on Saturday while lowly Barrow come to Brisbane Road.

Although the latest visitors to E10 are out of form, Orient recently lost to relegation-threatened Torquay United, which provides the perfect warning to Justin Edinburgh’s side ahead of tomorrow.

The previous clash in Cumbria ended 2-2 on October 7, but O’s will aim to grab all three points at Brisbane Road and show more of a clinical touch in front of goal.

Embleton added: “These teams are hanging on for their lives and have everything to fight for, but unfortunately we have to try and put another nail in their coffin.

“We have to have that ruthless outlook on what we are about and what we are trying to achieve between now and the end of the season.”

A win on Saturday would move Orient 12 points clear of the bottom four with five games left, but Barrow won’t roll over without a fight.

Related articles

Latest East London Sports News

Lawrence Okolie's march towards international honours continued at the O2 Arena with a TKO victory over Mariano Angel Gudino.

Yesterday, 15:31

Vitality Blast South Division: Middlesex (166-3) beat Essex (164-6) by seven wickets

Thu, 13:00

Hornchurch manager Mark Stimson pleased with fantastic effort from his side as they lost 1-0 to League Two outfit Leyton Orient in pre-season.

Thu, 08:31

Pre season: Hornchurch 0 Leyton Orient 1

Wed, 17:30

Craig Clay explains why he believes the squad have got up to speed quicker than usual this summer

Essex (245 & 316-9d) beat Warwickshire (161 & 213) by 187 runs

Tue, 16:00

A celebration service for the life of Justin Edinburgh took place at Chelmsford Cathedral this morning


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