Search

Win a £100 Amazon voucher in this week’s Recorder

On sale today

Slade: “I can handle the pressure”

17:24 08 November 2012

Orient manager Russell Slade  Pic: Simon O

Orient manager Russell Slade Pic: Simon O'Connor

67 TUFTON RD CHINGFORD LONDON E4 8LE

Orient boss insists that results will come

Orient go into Saturday’s game against struggling Shrewsbury Town knowing that a defeat would drop them into the bottom four.

Boss Russell Slade admitted: “It’s a big, big game, but I said to the players we are inches away rather than miles away and as long as we go out with the same attitude and focus we showed against MK Dons results will come.”

Orient have lost their last four league games and Slade admits things are tough, but insists he can handle the pressure,

“There is always pressure of some nature. It’s something I’m used to and it’s something the senior players are used to and I will be looking towards them to make sure we are making the right decisions and help the younger players,” he said.

The O’s have managed to score just one goal in their last seven league games and that’s been the main reason for their slide down the table.

“It’s disappointing, we are creating chances but we are not finishing,” he said.

But the O’s boss insists that morale is still high: “I have to say the players have been fantastic,” he said.

“They are a great bunch, a real positive bunch and we’re trying to keep them positive because we don’t want confidence affecting them because they don’t deserve that.

“The last couple of performances, all be it we haven’t scored against Coventry and MK Dons, but the performance have been sound.”

Orient’s goal worries may be eased as striker Kevin Lisbie could start against Shrewsbury after he came on as a substitute at MK Dons.

“The game plan was always to get Kevin Lisbie some game time and we have done that. It looks like he has come through which is really positive for us and our bench is getting stronger as players come back to full fitness.”

0 comments

Latest Sport Stories

Reece Oxford of West Ham   (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

The Hammers European adventure took-off without a hitch at Upton Park, where the Andorran minnows of Lusitans were sent packing with minimal fuss.

Yesterday, 16:30
Harold Wood first team captain Tom Clarke (left) alongside fifth team player Steve 'The Wall' Faram who won player of the weekend after hitting a fine 72

Latest blog from Harold Wood’s Chris Bennett

Harold Wood
West Ham United's James Tomkins celebrates the draw at the end of the match during the Barclays Premier League match at St Mary's, Southampton.

Hammers defender James Tomkins says that new manager Slaven Bilic will be a great success

James Tomkins
Yesterday, 13:36
David Mooney and Moses Odubajo celebrate a goal for Leyton Orient (pic: Simon O'Connor)

Irish forward agrees more to O’s rivals after not being offered new contract at Brisbane Road

Fabio Liverani

Most read sport

Competitions

Good times with Greenall's!

Good times with Greenall’s, a Great British gin sponsors Great British racing.

Read more
Escape to the picturesque sights of Cornwall

Summer is finally here, and what is the number one holiday location in the UK during the warmer months? Cornwall, of course!

Read more

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder