Leyton Orient boss Russell Slade targets positive start to league season at Tranmere Rovers
Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade wants his side to make sure they build on their cup win over Charlton when they start the League One season at Tranmere Rovers this weekend.
Orient start their league campaign at Tranmere with only goalkeeper Jamie Jones doubtful with a shoulder injury.
Slade hopes his side can take confidence from their cup scalp but admits it will count for little if they fail to come away with a positive result at Prenton Park.
The manager said: “Players today are sometimes fragile and they need to be winning because it creates a little bit of momentum. Charlton know that too well with the momentum they created by getting off to a good start last season and maintaining it.
“Traditionally I don’t get off to a good start so it’s a real bonus for me. I feel like it’s Christmas winning a football match in August. It’s a good start and the important thing is we continue that on our travels to Tranmere because obviously we’ll come thumping back down to earth if we don’t get a result there.
“It’s always a difficult place to go whatever position they are in in the league. I’ve never found it easy with whatever team I’ve taken up there.
“Sometimes I’ve won and sometimes I’ve lost. I don’t think I’ve drawn there and I lost there last time so let’s hope it’s a win.”