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Tom Parkes encouraged by Leyton Orient’s performances, but now wants results

PUBLISHED: 16:00 24 March 2017

Leyton Orient defender Tom Parkes celebrates after scoring his first goal for the club (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Leyton Orient defender Tom Parkes celebrates after scoring his first goal for the club (pic: Simon O'Connor).

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Most of the O’s displays under Danny Webb have been impressive, yet they now need to pick up some victories

Tom Parkes is desperate for Leyton Orient to start getting some reward with only eight games to go in their League Two campaign.

Ahead of tomorrow’s (Saturday) trip to Crawley Town, the O’s are seven points from safety and at the bottom of the table.

Orient’s football under Danny Webb has largely been encouraging, but they need to turn that into more victories now.

“Since the gaffer came in, our performances have probably been the best of the season at times,” said Parkes.

“We have tried to play football and created a lot of chances, but we have not taken anything from the games.

“I think we just need to make sure we keep doing what we have been doing and when Saturday’s comes, we have to keep the performances going.

“Hopefully it turns for us and we have a little bit of luck and pick up three points then we can build on that.”

Parkes acknowledged the showing at Accrington Stanley wasn’t good enough, but most of the football under Webb has been good.

As alluded too, Orient need points now and this weekend presents them with a decent chance to halt their poor form.

The O’s have lost their last three games and conceded 12 times during that spell, but will look to turn it around tomorrow.

Orient travel to Crawley with the West Sussex side without a win at Broadfield Stadium since January 14 – a run of six matches.

Webb’s team will be up against another one of their recent former players with Dean Cox now turning out for the Red Devils.

Parkes added: “Obviously ‘Coxy’ left the club, but he is a great player and somebody we need to focus on, but we can’t only concentrate on him.

“Crawley have other good players, but we need to make sure we go out onto the pitch focusing on ourselves and what we will do and hopefully we get three points.”

What might help Orient is a little bit less uncertainty regarding issues off the pitch at the Brisbane Road club.

Prior to last Saturday’s game with Doncaster Rovers, the threat of liquidation was a real possibility for O’s.

After Orient’s appearance in the High Court on Monday, the players and staff should be able to relax a little bit more.

The O’s are due in court on June 12 after chairman Francesco Becchetti promised to inject a further £1 million into the club.

“When you are not in the loop and you don’t know what is going on, you don’t know what things will happen,” admitted Parkes.

“But it is down to the chairman and the board at the top, so we will leave it with them and focus on what is coming on Saturday.”


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