By Henry Deacon (@H_Deaconmedia)
Following last week’s FA Cup exit to the hands of the Metropolitan Police, the Hawks boss feels that tomorrow’s game against Leyton Orient carries that extra weight.
“A bit of pride needs to be installed back into the team and show how much last week’s performance and result hurt them.
We’ve had a good weeks training, the lads have been on it this week as you’d expect and now we are looking for a performance up at Leyton Orient, a tough place to go, lost once so we’ve got our hands full, a big crowd there and we have to use it to our advantage.”
The Hawks will go into tomorrow’s fixture as huge underdogs, but it’s that tag that gaffer wants to relish in and try and this weekend be on the other end of an upset.
“All the pressure is on them, some think will they will wipe the floor over us, a team that come up last year and fourth from bottom, only lost one game and their crowd will be expecting, so we’re hoping to frustrate them a little bit and use our quality that we’ve got in our team, then I think we can cause an upset.
As we saw last week upsets can happen and it’s about going into the game with the right attitude.”
A big crowd is expected at Brisbane Road tomorrow, Orient top the National League attendance table with an average attendance of just below 5,000 and the gaffer believes that silencing what will be a big crowd could be key for the Hawks gaining something out of tomorrow’s game.
“I looked at the averages of the attendances and Leyton Orient are top out of everyone in our league on top of your Wrexham’s etc.
They’re a very well supported club, a very well-run club and Justin Edinburgh has done a fantastic job there.
It’s important that we go there, and we stay in the game as long as we can and try and frustrate the team and the supporters around them because they’d be expecting to win the game tomorrow.
What we’ve got to go and do is do our best and if we can do that then I think we can come back with something whether that be a point or three.”