Leyton Orient head coach Justin Edinburgh hopes his side can extend their unbeaten run when the head to Chesterfield tomorrow. The O’s are one of three unbeaten sides in the National League but Edinburgh highlights they won’t get complacent. Speaking to East London Advertiser “we go there confident but we won’t get carried away. We know what we are about, know how we want to play and what we need to do to play that way”.
- Sit 5th in National League
- Record – W3 D4 F11 A6
Orient made it three wins from their last four with a 3-0 victory over Dover Athletic on Monday. Goals from Jobi McAnuff, Josh Koroma and Matt Harrold moved them up to ninth in the table. Edinburgh was delighted with his sides performance stating to East London Advertiser “I think it is the best performance from the start we’ve had under me. We played well against Sutton United (December 2017), but we were very controlled against Dover really playing excellent”.
Monday’s clean sheet was Orient’s second in their last three games, with Edinburgh quick to praise the collective effort not just the defence. Speaking to leytonorient.com “back to back clean sheets (at home), something we pride ourselves on. I can’t really recall them having a shot on our goal today, which is testament to the back four and other six in front who worked so hard. They didn’t allow any opportunity or space”.
- Two clean sheets in seven league games
- No clean sheet in last seven away
- Only kept one in their last nine away (0-0 vs Eastleigh, 17/03/18)
The O’s have played well in different parts of each match but midfielder Charlie Lee was happy his side were able to perform for the whole game on Monday. Lee who was one of the stand out performers from the Dover victory stated to leytonorient.com “I’m really pleased we were able to piece it together for the whole 90 minutes, I think we have threatened some really good performances this year but not really kept it up for 90. Today was exactly what we were looking for”.
- Orient have scored in every league game this season
- Have scored in six of their last seven away games
- Scored eight of their 11 league goals in the second half
- Five have come after 76th minutes, the most in league
- Have grabbed equalisers in two of their three away league games in this period
Lee who has won on his last two visits to Chesterfield is aware of threat that could possess, “they have some good players and a manager who knows how to get results so it will be an interesting one” (East London Advertiser). The O’s away record under Edinburgh has been good and Lee’s side are looking forward to another away trip, “we are full of confidence and we go everywhere expecting to get three points, but always looking for one point and if you piece it together hopefully results will come”.
- Only lost one of their last eight away games
- Away league record under Edinburgh – W7 D5 L3
Orient face a month of travelling with four of their next six games away from the Breyer Group Stadium, starting with the trip to the Proact on Saturday. Edinburgh will be keeping everything the same, speaking to leytonorient.com “a lot of away journeys, we are doing okay and we just keep looking to improve, nothing changes. We assess and look forward to the weekend”.
Justin Edinburgh has named the same starting 11 for the past three games and could name an unchanged 11 once more tomorrow. New loan signing Levi Lumeka is available for selection after sigining from Palace on Friday. Matt Harrold and Dale Gorman are pushing for starts after returning from injury and impressing in recent weeks. George Elokobi and James Brophy still remain injured while James Alabi is still suspended.
Last Time Out – vs Dover Athletic
Head to Head – Leyton Orient 8, Draw 9, Chesterfield 9
- Orient have only lost one of the last nine meetings between the sides