Orient looking to make history

PUBLISHED: 17:12 29 August 2013 | UPDATED: 17:12 29 August 2013

Orient boss Russell Slade (Simon O'Connor)

Orient boss Russell Slade (Simon O'Connor)

Simon O'Connor 2 Burnham Road Chingford London E4 8PE

Fifth straight win would be best-ever start

Leyton Orient will look to make history when they visit League One rivals Colchester on Saturday.

Russell Slade’s table-toppers go in search of a fifth successive league victory at the Weston Homes Community Stadium, which would represent the club’s best-ever start to a campaign.

And Slade is hoping his men can recover from their extra-time exertions in the Capital One Cup exit against Hull in midweek to maintain their 100 per cent league record against a Colchester side, who are also unbeaten in four league matches.

He said: “It would be 
fantastic for the football club but I’m sure Colchester are going to have something to say about that. But we’ll do our best.

“We go there just as confident as what they are. It’s not been a great hunting ground for us over recent seasons, but lets see if we can put that right.”

O’s recorded a fourth successive win against Crewe at the weekend and had the better of their tie with Hull, only to lose out to Robbie Brady’s 106th-minute strike.

And Slade says they can be proud of their efforts against Steve Bruce’s outfit, adding: “You have got to be respectful because that’s still a very good side, and I’m sure they are paid very good money to perform for a Premier League team.

“It didn’t quite go our way and it’s disappointing from our point of view, but we can hold our heads high and move onto the next game.

“We try to set the standard high, we asked them to do that in the first period and I think we did set the standard high. The trick now is to keep pushing it and keep 
trying to improve and keep lifting that bar.”

Slade was only able to name six substitutes in midweek and admits he would like to increase the size of his squad if possible. He revealed he is in talks with Burnley to extend Marvin Bartley’s loan deal and is looking to add another new face if possible before the transfer window closes.

He said: “That’s why I bring the likes of Kevin Lisbie off after 65 minutes. We’ve not got a big squad, but we have got some quality and I think you saw that.

“We’re hopeful we can have a few more bodies to choose from (for Colchester). It would be nice if we could do one little piece of business before the window closes.”

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