Orient boss Slade sets sights on a victory against Daggers
O’s chief wants to build on Saturday’s point at Chesterfield
Orient picked up their first point of the season at Chesterfield on Saturday and boss Russell Slade is desperate to get the season back on track, starting with a victory over local rivals Dagenham & Redbridge in Wednesday’s Johnstone Paints Trophy tie.
“We’ve got a point and we have to build on that. It’s two games in a row we’ve not lost now,” he said, as Orient went into the game on the back of a Carling Cup win over Bristol Rovers.
“We need to try and beat Dagenham on Wednesday to set us up for the next League game.”
The point was not enough to move O’s off the foot of the table, but following the goalless draw he admitted: “I don’t know whether it’s a point gained or two lost.
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“You come here and you don’t want to come defensively, which we didn’t. But you don’t want to give anything away and you want to come away with something - and we got something.”
O’s kept their first clean sheet of the season, but Slade insisted: “To be honest there was never a 0-0 look about the game. It could easily have been 3-3 at half-time and there were a couple of chances for both team in the second period as well.
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“It was a hard-fought game. Both teams were edgy at times and both team were creating chances, but in the end it was a stalemate.”