Orient boss looking to build on Carling Cup success

Bristol Rovers victory brings some much-needed relief

Orient boss Russell Slade believes his side will be able to build on their Carling Cup success against Bristol Rovers.

The O’s currently find themselves at the foot of League One without a point and face a vital trip to fellow strugglers Chesterfield at the weekend.

“It’s nice to get a result and hopefully we can build on that now,” said the O’s boss.

Orient registered their first win of the season against Bristol Rovers to bring some much-needed relief to the O’s boss, who admitted: “We were desperate for the win, but clearly it was not in the style we wanted to do it.”

“But I have to say the three goals we scored were cracking goals to be honest and the winner was a great move.”

Orient left it late, with skipper Stephen Dawson netting in the fifth-minute of stoppage time, but Slade thought the tie could have been over before then.

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“I don’t think we should have been in that position, we could have had the game wrapped up,” he said.

“I though there was a second penalty shout and if Charlie (Daniels) had gone down I’m pretty sure it would have been given.

“Just after half-time (David) Mooney has had a great chance to make it 3-0. The chances were there to go in front. “But you know what? With the situation we’re in at the moment even if we had been 4-0 up we would have had an edgy period when they pulled a goal back and so it proved today.

“We got a bit edgy and we didn’t pass the ball as well as we could. But that’s inevitable on the back of four or five defeats.”

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