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.”

Latest East London Sports News


England Boxing-affiliated clubs are appealing for the nation’s support to #KOCOVID19 and keep clubs running after the Coronavirus shutdown comes to an end.

The Val Barker Trophy was first awarded at the Olympic Games in Berlin in 1936, with Barker presenting it to American Louis Laurie, a bronze medallist in the flyweight division.


Premier League players taking a 30 per cent salary cut would lead to the government losing out on in excess of £200million in tax revenues, the Professional Footballers’ Association has warned.

Yesterday, 16:00

The highly anticipated 10-part documentary series “The Last Dance” will debut on Netflix from April 20 with two new episodes weekly.

Yesterday, 16:00

England manager Gareth Southgate says ‘now is not the time for us to take centre-stage’ in an address to the nation as The FA outline their plan to inform, entertain and empower millions of fans and followers.

Yesterday, 11:00

Boxers representing Great Britain have won 18 gold medals (16 men, 2 women) between 1908 and 2016 ad we look at those who have come good over these years.

Fri, 18:49

The RFU has revealed the final placings for the 2019/20 rugby season, which was cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Fri, 18:00

In the second of a series of interviews with county cricket captains, the PA news agency has spoken to new Essex captain Tom Westley.


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


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