Why Orient boss Slade has a smile back on his face

“It’s all good at the moment,” says O’s chief

After three successive league wins Orient manager Russell Slade finally believes his side are starting to turn the corner following an awful start to the season.

The O’s have taken 10 points from their last four games and only goal difference keeps them in the bottom four.

“It’s all good at the moment, we are getting it back from what was a horrendous start in terms of performance, in terms of results, in terms of our injury list,” said Slade.

“We stayed together and we have worked hard together and retained that belief in what we are trying to do.”


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The O’s boss admits that desperate times need desperate measures.

“We have had to adjust and adapt in terms of the way we play and dig ourselves out of the situation we’re in and I make no apology for that,” he said.

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“Sometimes it’s not the desired football or with the quality we played last season, but at the minute, we are still digging ourselves out of a hole.

“We have come a long way with the three results and we need to keep it going.

“We’re in the pack now and we have got a really tough game on Saturday against Sheffield United. We will look forward to that obviously, it’s a big game for us and then we go to Yeovil midweek, so it doesn’t get any easier.

“But we are in a better frame of mind tackling these because when you are not getting the results it’s tough and they are long days in football, but we have got a couple of results now and it’s lifted everything, it’s lifted the spirits it’s lifted coming into training day in and day out and hopefully we will play with an air of confidence on Saturday.”

Slade was delighted his side kept a rare clean sheet in their 1-0 win against Bury on Saturday.

“There was one off the line from a set play and there was a header at the far post onto the bar and they really were the only two opportunities they had all afternoon and I felt that we should have made life a little bit easier for ourselves by converting one or two other opportunities we had,” he said.

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