Orient midfielder Jobi McAnuff admits the team should be doing better after Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Stevenage.
The O’s picked up a point at the Lamex Stadium thanks to Jay Simpson’s stoppage-time equaliser, though he had put the O’s in front with a penalty on the hour mark.
And the 34-year-old knows they should have been able to build on that lead and pick up the three points.
“Jay does what he does best by putting the ball in the back of the net but from our point of view it is disappointing – we should never have been in that situation,” McAnuff told leytonorient.com. “The Gaffer must be pulling his hair out and we have to stick our hands up and take responsibility.
“He is getting it in the neck every week and he’s not going to come out and say what he should say because he is trying to protect us, but we need to do better and it is a game we should have won, it’s as simple as that. We didn’t do the right things at the right time to win the game.
He added: “We went 1-0 up but we didn’t go on from there. As players, It is something we have spoke about. We have got to be braver and take responsibility when we go 1-0 up as we should have killed the game off. As players we feel wholly responsible and the Gaffer does a job of preparing us and putting us out there on a Saturday and it is up to us to execute whatever plans are put in place.”
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