James and Slade hoping O’s pile the misery on Coventry again

Orient boss Russell Slade (Pic: Simon O'Connor)

Orient boss Russell Slade (Pic: Simon O'Connor) - Credit: Archant

Leyton Orient face Coventry City for the third time this season already tonight, hoping to preserve their unbeaten league record and achieve another success over the Midlands club.

The O’s knocked City out of the League Cup at Brisbane Road in August before beating them on penalties in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy at the same venue in October.

Now Russell Slade and his men make the trip to face Coventry at Northampton’s Sixfields hoping for more success.

Orient midfielder Lloyd James believes it will be a tough test and admits the two teams are certainly familiar with each other now.

“It is going to be a tough trip, we have obviously played them twice at home,” said James.

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“They know what we are about and we know what they are about but it should be a good game and I am looking forward to it.”

Slade echoed the thoughts of his midfielder when discussing the task his team face and spoke about the pressure on Orient with them sitting pretty at the top of the table.

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Slade said: “We know plenty about each other and they are a good side, a very good side. We know that it is going to be a tough game

“It is a nice pressure to have when you are top of the league and teams do want to beat you there is no doubt about it.

“Every game is going to be a challenge, every game is going to throw up question marks but we are answering all the questions.”

Midfielder James doesn’t believe the O’s go into games looking to send a message to their rivals.

And he admits they are just continuing how they always have done and won’t change their approach just because they have started the season successfully.

“I think we approach every game as the same,” said the 25-year-old.

“We know this league is a tough league to get out of and we just approach it as good as we can every game. We are just going about our business doing what we needs to be doing.”

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