Justin Edinburgh said “I back my players to the hilt” following Leyton Orient’s 2-1 loss at Bromley, their first defeat in 10.
The O’s were comfortable in the game courtesy of Josh Coulson’s first-half header, but a red card for Marvin Ekpiteta early in the second period allowed Bromley to turn the game around through Frankie Sutherland and Reeco Hackett-Fairchild.
The loss comes prior to a run of games that sees the O’s play six more times before the month is out, but the boss doesn’t think tiredness will be an issue for his side, even after playing with 10 men in two recent games.
“It absolutely won’t be an issue. I back my players to the hilt and that won’t be a problem and it wasn’t tonight. We haven’t been out-run. They’ve had a few chances but so have we at the end. We’ve run hard, given everything, we took the game to the opposition with 10 men,” he told the club’s website.
He continued: “We perhaps just lacked that killer instinct in the first and second half, that real conviction. Games are intensifying, the occasions are becoming greater, we play under pressure every week so nothing changes.”
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