Cox admits home games are the key to Orient’s promotion push

O’s looking for some home comforts

Winger Dean Cox admits that the next few games hold the key to Orient’s play-off push.

Orient entertain Yeovil Town on Saturday and play four of their next five matches at home.

After a trip to Charlton Athletic the following weekend, the O’s have three more home matches against Plymouth Argyle, Southampton and Carlisle United.

“It’s the defining period for us, that’s for sure,” said Cox. “We have got to keep the good home form going and nick points away and if we do that we will be there or thereabouts at the end of the season.”

Cox also believes that the defeat at Brentford last Saturday and the midweek draw with Daggers will not have a detrimental psychological effect.

“We are still seventh in the table and we are in with a play-off shout,” he said.

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And the 23-year-old is convinced the O’s can bounce back over the next few games.

“We have got to, it’s as simple as that,” he said.

“We have got to pick ourselves up and bounce back, otherwise there is no point competing in the league.

“Everyone thinks they can do well and we are no different.”

Cox is convinced that fatigue will not be a problem during the run in.

“Of course we are not blessed with a massive squad, some players have played 40-plus games already, which is a hell of a long season.

“But we are still in with a play-off shout”