Orient boss Slade: ‘It’s an enormous game’

O’s chief is desperate to get the season back on track

Orient boss Russell Slade is desperate to put his team back on track following a disappointing FA Cup exit last weekend.

The O’s bowed out of the competition to League Two side Gillingham and have failed to score in their last three games.

The O’s entertain Exeter City on Saturday who sit just one point and one place above Slade’s team and he admitted: “It’s an enormous game. We have got three of our next four games at home now, so it’s a big few weeks.”

After Exeter, O’s travel to Notts County, before entertaining MK Dons and Charlton over the festive period.

Striker Kevin Lisbie, who has penned an 18-month contract extension after initially signing a short-term deal in September,is also stressing the importance of Saturday’s match.

“It’s a massive game against a team just above us and we have got to concentrate on that,” he said.

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“When I arrived we only had a couple of points on the board, but we have turned it around in the last couple of months and we’re determined to keep it going,” he said.

But Lisbie believes Orient’s improved form has not gone unnoticed.

“Because of the way we have been playing lately teams are giving us a lot more respect now and it’s going to be harder to break them down,” he said.

“Teams have worked out the way we play, so we have got to try and do something different.

“When we went to a 4-4-2 on Saturday we had a few more chances.”