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SLADE: 'We've Had More Recovery time'

7 November 2012

Manager hoping to use benefit of a free weekend when O's travel to MK Dons on Wednesday

ORIENT end an 11-day wait for a game when they take on Milton Keynes Dons at stadiummk on Wednesday night and manager Russell Slade says his players are raring to go.

The O's have lost their last three League matches without scoring a goal, but Slade believes his team is ready to end that run in Bedfordshire.

"We were really ready on Sunday and everybody was disappointed that the game was off," he said. "We have to take the positives out of it - it's given us a little more recovery time and obviously now we're prepared for the MK Dons game.

"We've managed to get one or two players over niggly injuries. There are one or two who still have slight problems but certainly that time has helped.

"We certainly want a performance at MK Dons and we'll be looking for that. We've worked really hard on the training ground and we just need to transform that now to the pitch.

"It isn't so much the creation of chances, we've looked at the stats and we are getting them. It's just a case of finishing them off."

The Dons were in FA Cup action over the weekend whilst the O's suffered the frustration of their postponement, and Slade describes their form over the first third of the campaign as 'steady'.

He added: "They've been steady. A very difficult team to beat at home and they'll be wanting to be in the shake-up again as they have been the last couple of years.

"They play really attractive football and Karl [Robinson] has a really good squad. So it's one of the tougher places to go that's for sure."

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