Leyton Orient assistant intern coach Danny Webb is looking for his side to bounce back at home to Stevenage after back to back defeats. The O’s host Stevenage on Saturday and Webb is hopeful of a return to winning ways. Speaking to the O’s Show “we’ve done a lot of travelling, unfortunately two defeats but luckily we have a game tomorrow to get back to winning ways”.
The O’s fell to their second defeat in four days on Tuesday with a 2-0 away defeat to Plymouth in the Carabao Cup thanks to goals from Callum McFadzean and Dominic Telford. Interim Head Coach Ross Embleton described the performance to leytonorient.com “first and foremost we were beaten by a team tonight, they will take some going to stop them”
Orient are not using to losing back to back games but despite the defeats Embleton highlighted the learning curve his side are going on. Following five goals conceded in the last weeks, Embleton stated to leytonorient.com “we’ve learnt a lot from the last two games, everyone is coming to terms with if you make an error, you get punished. Although we were second best tonight, we have given a couple of goals away”.
- First back to back defeats since March 2018
- Not lost three games in a row since September 2017
The O’s struggled to create in their last two away games and have only netted once in three games this season. Embleton is aware his sides needs to improve and produce more chances in front of goal. Speaking to leytonorient.com “what we need to do now is start to build more in the opposition half, having more shots on goal. We need to be more of threat, we are a little bit careful around the box”. He added “we can be more positive and aggressive around the box”.
Despite Orient only winning one of their opening three games, Webb was keen to take the positives from the performances and acknowledges it is better to learn from their mistakes early on in the season. Speaking to O’s Show “there were a lot of positives from Macclesfield and Plymouth, after a while we need to turn positives into points, that’s what is all about. We would rather have things to learn from and improve on two or three games in rather than 20″.
The O’s host Stevenage who are without a win so far this season and Webb highlights his side should not underestimate Boro. Speaking to O’s Show “Stevenage have lost their first three games, it means nothing. If anything makes it harder, they will see it sooner or later they will get a win. We need to make sure it’s not tomorrow, we will only do it by sticking to the game plan and approaching game professionally”.
- Orient are unbeaten in their last eight home games – W6 D2
- Only lost one of their last 11 home games – W8 D2 L1
Jamie Turley, James Dayton and Jobi McAnuff remain sidelined. Sam Ling should return in defence in place of Myles Judd. James Brophy is pushing for a start in an attacking role after Joe Widdowson’s return from injury.
Head to Head – Leyton Orient 7, Draw 2, Stevenage 4
Last Meeting – 28/02/2017 – Stevenage 4-1 Leyton Orient
- Orient have only lost one of the last six meetings – W4 D1 L1
- Orient have scored in last nine meetings with Stevenage
- Orient have won last four games at home – scoring 11, conceding 1
- Orient’s last defeat at home, 21/08/2012 – Orient 0-1 Stevenage
Last Time Out – Plymouth 2-0 Leyton Orient , 13/08/2019
Prediction – Leyton Orient 1-0 Stevenage