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PREVIEW: Hendon keen to get winning feeling back at Morecambe

23 October 2015

Head Coach keen to start turning draws into wins

O’s Head Coach Ian Hendon knows the importance of turning draws into wins as they go in search for three points at Morecambe tomorrow.

Orient have drawn their last two fixtures with Oxford United and Luton Town ahead of their trip to the Globe Arena, and Hendon feels wins have to materialise if they are to remain in and around the play-off places.

“Once again we were pleased with the performance on Tuesday but we know we need to start turning these draws into wins,” Hendon told leytonorient.com.

“We were behind again on Tuesday and we showed the battling qualities once more, but we shouldn’t have to keep doing that.”

Hendon is pleased with the number of chances his side continue to create, but insists they must eradicate their mistakes in order to help get back to winning ways.

“We go and try to win every game we play,” he added.

“I feel we have been unlucky in a number of games and realistically I feel we should have had another 4-6 points than what we have at the moment. But we need to keep doing what we are doing and as long as we cut the mistakes out of our game than we should be ok.

 “Every mistake at the moment is unfortunately costing us so we need to eradicate that from our game.”

The O’s face a Morecambe side who have won their last three games and the Orient Head Coach knows they are in for a tough encounter against the top goalscorers in the top four divisions in England.

“Every game is going to be tough and some of the results on Tuesday show just that,” said Hendon.

“Newport went to Wycombe and picked up a victory so that shows you that every team is capable of beating each other at the moment. We are up against the top goalscorers in the league and we know it will be tough but we will prepare and get ourselves ready for the game.”

The only injury doubt for the O’s is Ollie Palmer, who came off with a hamstring injury at Luton, where fellow striker Jay Simpson will look to continue his purple patch in front of goal, with a total of 11 in 14 games.

“Ollie came off with an injury on Tuesday and we will have to wait and see how he is. He will be given every chance to make the squad,” he added.

“It’s 11 in 14 for Jay now and that is some return. He’s in the form of his career at the moment and hopefully that can continue. We are delighted with Jay and he is really enjoying his football.

“If we continue to play like we are then he will always get plenty of opportunities and there’s no doubt he could have had a few more as well. It would be nice to share some of the goals around the team, but I am sure Jay will be keen to keep scoring himself.”


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