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Slade upbeat despite defeat

Saturday 27th October 2012 19:40

Slade: Remains positive

Slade: Remains positive

Russell Slade watched his Leyton Orient side slip to their third successive defeat against Coventry but tried to see the positives.

The Os failed to improve on a dismal record that had seen them score one league goal in five games going into the match. But Slade believed his players had done enough to earn at least a point, if not all three.

"It's a very disappointed changing room and it's at times like these that you have to close ranks and stick together," said Slade, whose side lost 1-0 after an early mistake from goalkeeper Ryan Allsop allowed David McGoldrick to score.

"You don't want any blame mentality in your football club, it's all about trusting each other and keep trying to do the right things.

"The important thing was that we created chances, although we didn't put the ball in the back of the net. But it was important that we were creating those opportunities. Our quality was better and it's a question of still believing. We wanted to be better from set-plays and I think were and I thought that our attitude was excellent.

"Everybody knows our keeper has made a mistake and he's honest enough to have admitted it. That's all it was, a simple mistake. But let's be honest, he hasn't made many this season has he? He's been in excellent form throughout the season and it's just a pity that it's cost a us a football match. One mistake - but it proved really costly."