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Davis admits his Leyton Orient side must use FA Cup tie to bounce back

PUBLISHED: 11:00 11 October 2017

Leyton Orient manager Steve Davis (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Leyton Orient manager Steve Davis (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Leyton Orient will be looking to bounce back in their FA Cup clash with local rivals Dagenham & Redbridge this weekend.

The O’s will travel to Victoria Road to face their east London neighbours as both sides bid to progress into the first round proper on Saturday (3pm).

Steve Davis’ men will be hoping they can end their seven-game winless run and bag themselves the £12,500 prize money, as well as a place in the hat for the draw.

“Cups can bring anything, it’s a nice break I think for the players in many respects because they are looking nervously at their performances and this run has definitely affected them,” said Davis.

“To get away from that and focus on something different will hopefully be good. We need it to be a springboard for the league as well, so we need to use it and approach the game like we want to get three points.”

The O’s are expected to make a few changes to the line-up with loanees Mark Ellis and James Brophy both ineligible for the tie.

“Two of the players won’t be eligible for the game, so there will be changes and we’ll have a look in the week how Dagenham play and try to set-up accordingly,” added Davis.

“Mark broke his nose I think (against Barrow), and he was another one in the wars.

“We felt it was a challenge that the referee missed. We’ll have another look at it, but it looks like he’s caught him with his elbow.

“He’s not eligible anyway, so it will give him time for his nose to be fixed and mend.”

Davis might even hand appearances to a few of the youngsters like Sam Sargeant, Myles Judd, Sam Dalby and Dan Happe.

“I’ve thought about that, we’ve got the FA Trophy as well to put some of those players in,” he said.

“I haven’t seen a lot of them, apart from every day in training, and it’s nice to see them and see how they settle down into games.

“It was nice for ‘Juddy’ to get on the pitch and Jake (Caprice) needed a rest, so who knows, there might be one or two inclusions in the coming weeks.”

Orient go into the match on the back of a 2-2 draw at Barrow on Saturday and Davis admits they need to start killing games off.

“Obviously going ahead was good, but we weren’t able to hold on long enough with the leads and build on that,” he said.

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