Orient boss goes back to the drawing board after Brentford defeat

Slade hopes to find some solutions in behind-closed-doors game

Orient will play a behind-closed doors game against Spurs today as manager Russell Slade tries to turn around an awful start to the season.

The O’s are rooted to the foot of the table without a point and suffered a 5-0 defeat at Brentford on Saturday.

“It’s back to the training ground, it’s back to the drawing board,” said Slade.

“We have a behind-closed-doors game and there are places up for grabs.”


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Slade has problems at both ends of the pitch and conceded: “We arre not doing it right are we?

“We have got to score goals, we have only scored one so far this season and we have conceded 11.

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“We have got to do it right defensively. If we don’t get that right, whatever we do between the two boxes is going to be irrelevant.”

Despite the scoreline at Griffin Park, Slade thought his side were a little hard done by.

“It’s staggering we lost the game 5-0 and I think you can say, for sure, that flattered them.

“But, at the same time, we conceded some poor goals and I don’t want to hide behind that. I was really disappointed with the way we capitulated.

“From loing narrowly in a couple of performance, to getting our backsides kicked is hugely disappointing and again we don’t give ourselves a chance with the early go we conceded.

“For the rest of the half I thought that we were in the game. I have to say we were very upbeat about going out in the second half and getting a result, but that was soon put to bed.”

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