Charlie Lee says Leyton Orient have got to “bounce back” from bad results following their 1-0 loss at home to Maidenhead United on Saturday.

Adrian Clifton scored the only goal of the game early in the second half despite the O’s being on top for large spells of the game, but they just couldn’t break down a stubborn visiting defence.

Speaking to the club’s website, Lee said: “Everyone goes through blips but you’ve got to bounce back when you get a bad result, which I think we’ve done well this year. Then you’ve got to go on runs of being unbeaten, draws like going away to Hartlepool and getting a point, that’s what it takes to get promoted.

“You’ve got to be able to break teams down when they’re maybe a little more defensive against you at home and that was the only disappointing thing today, we probably didn’t do that very well.”

The home side pushed hard to find an equaliser but met some strong resistance from a Maidenhead side that were desperate to move away from the drop zone, and Lee noted that Orient’s efforts were no different to previous matches.

He said: “It wasn’t through lack of trying, we work probably harder than anyone, I would assume, in this league. In the training ground, nothing is left to chance, the coaches work harder than anyone I know, I’ve never been at a place where the training is so intense.

“We’ve got to take what we do in training out consistently, which we were doing really well up until Christmas. That’s the biggest disappointment, since Christmas we’ve been a little bit inconsistent – we’ve played really well in spells and also not so great. We will work hard, it won’t be left to chance.”

The O’s take a break from league action next weekend, instead travelling to Brackley Town in the quarter-finals of the FA Trophy, and Lee says he and the team are relishing the opportunity that they have with this competition.

He said: “We’re excited about the FA Trophy, we all know what comes at the end if you get to the final so it’s a massive opportunity for the boys that haven’t been lucky enough to play in finals or get promotions and we want to get to the final.

“I just want the game to come, I just want another one and we’re excited for the next one now because the boys are hungry to put that result behind them.”

The tie with Brackley takes place this Saturday, February 23 with a kick off time of 3pm at St James’ Park.