PREVIEW: Hessenthaler - 'We have to give it our all'

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Andy Hessenthaler insists they O’s have to put everything on the line at the weekend in their must-win match at AFC Wimbledon.

Orient are five points behind the Dons who occupy the final Play-Off spot going into tomorrow’s game and  a win is essential for the O’s if they wish to remain in the hunt for Play-Off place.

“We have to make sure we go out there and give it our all. We must win the three out of three it is as simple as that,” Hessenthaler told Orient PlayerHD.

“That would get us to 72 points and traditionally that gets you into the play-offs. I think it is only once in the last 10 years that it hasn’t got you in there. All we can do now is try and win our final three games and if we don’t win on Saturday our season is over unfortunately in terms of Play-Off hopes.”

It is Orient’s third game in eight days and Hessenthaler admits it is trying to find the right balance of training and recovery ahead of the Dons fixture.

“Training has been bright,” he added. “We have looked after a few of the boys yesterday because there’s a few walking wounded with a few picking up knocks from the other night.

“We have to look after them as the turnaround again has come quite quick.”

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