Orient striker Revell is aiming for a top six finish

Home games hold the key to a play-off place for Russell Slade’s side

ORIENT take a break from league action when they travel to Swansea City in the FA Cup on Saturday, but striker Alex Revell believes the side can still reach the play-offs.

The O’s are currently seven points short of a top six place, but have lost just once in their last 14 games and have hit form at the right time.

They beat Sheffield Wednesday last weekend and then picked up a point against MK Dons on Tuesday and Revell, who has scored 13 goals this season said: “When we play like we did against Sheffield Wednesday we deserve to be in the top six. That performance shows what we are capable of.”

And while most people have written off Orient’s chances Revell insisted: “We are not just here to make up the numbers.

“We all want to get to the top and if we keep playing like we did against Sheffield Wednesday we can do it.

“With the squad we have got here, if we can perform like that with the games coming thick and fast then all of a sudden we could find ourselves in the top seven.

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“We could easily have picked up more points than we have done and there has only been a couple of performances where we have let ourselves down this season.”

Revell insists the key to a promotion push would be to cash in on the glut of home games.

“We have started to turn it into a bit of a fortress and I think that generally we have played well at home this season,” he said.

Before the O’s resume their league campaign next Tuesday against leaders Brighton, they face Championships side Swansea City.

“It’s something to look forward to and there will be no pressure on us,” said Revell.

“We can just go there and enjoy it.”

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