Slade looks to kick-start Orient’s season against fellow strugglers

“It will be a big test” warns O’s boss

Orient manager Russell Slade is hoping to kick-start the club’s season at Chesterfield on Saturday.

The O’s are the only side in League One who have yet to pick up a point and meet their fellow strugglers who are still looking for their first league win.

After Tuesday’s Carling Cup success against Bristol Rovers Slade admitted: “I’m hoping that has given us the impetus to go on now and get three points on Saturday.

“Chesterfield are at home and they know we are struggling as well.


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“It will be a big test for both sets of players and both sets of managers and we need to go there and get something.”

The O’s boss hopes his side might have turned the corner after their first win against Bristol Rovers, but admitted: “You never know you can’t predict, you need a crystal ball.

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“If I had one of them I might know what we were going to do, but at the moment we are a little bit unpredictable. “But there were some flashes of really good football against Bristol Rovers and we need to build on that.”

Tottenham’s on-loan goalkeeper David Button, who was injured following a collision with Scott McGleish should be fit, but defender Scott Cuthbert is likely to miss out, with Terrell Forbes set to make his first league start of the season.

“David Button’s fine, he’s got a sore shoulder that’s all,” confirmed Slade.

“But Scotty Cuthbert has done his calf and I don’t know how long it’s going to be. He’s very sore, he can hardly move at the minute and he’s on crutches.”

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