Orient boss Slade looks to instil some belief into his side
O’s still searching for an elusive win
Orient boss Russell Slade will spent this week trying to instil some belief into his side as they head to Swindon on Saturday still searching for their first points of the season.
The O’s have scored just one league goal this season - and that came from the penalty spot at Tranmere on the opening day - and the O’s chief admitted: “I think we need a little bit more belief in and around the box and a little bit more quality to try and get ourselves a goal.”
Orient returned home pointless from Crawley last weekend following a 1-0 defeat after dominating the first half and Slade insisted his side should have taken something from the game.
“To be honest I felt that we were in there for at least a point and that would have been commendable on the back of a tough game on Wednesday night,” he said.
You may also want to watch:
“In terms of preparation we have had a day less, but that’s not an excuse.”
The O’s boss believes that there is a thin dividing line between success and failure in League One: “There is nothing in the games is there?” he said.
- 1 Forest Gate flats bid gets green light despite neighbours' objections
- 2 Guilty: Who was jailed across east London in July?
- 3 Roof destroyed by fire in Upton Park
- 4 Next court date for drink driving accused after Beckton collision
- 5 Jailed: 'Violent' Beckton man who threatened to chop off ex-partner's head
- 6 Midfielder Ouss Cisse confirms Leyton Orient departure
- 7 'It's about safety': Manor Park neighbours urge council to crack down on pavement parking
- 8 Data reveals house price rises in Olympic boroughs since London 2012
- 9 East Ham cannabis farm raided by police
- 10 Free climber scales Stratford skyscraper for climate change awareness
“Our last two league games have both ended up 1-0 and we reduced Crawley to one or two chances, but that’s the difference, we didn’t create enough ourselves.
“It’s all about goals and a goal would have been a fantastic lift.
“That’s this league, we are the away team and although Crawley had some possession in the second half it wasn’t as if they were battering the door down.
“I thought we were well and truly in the game and arguably could have got a goal in the first period.
“We looked a little bit tired and leggy towards the end of the game, but that was understandable.”
And Slade was convinced his side should have had an early penalty when Martin Rowlands, who was making his league debut for the O’s, was tripped in the box.
“I think it’s a penalty, the referee’s missed it. He decides to give a yellow card and award a free-kick, but I didn’t see that,” said Slade.
“I’ve looked at the DVD and their player has caught him and that’s a penalty.”