Ross Embleton says the managerial situation at Leyton Orient “hasn’t particularly evolved” in the weeks since Carl Fletcher’s departure.

Embleton is overseeing the side in an interim capacity for the second time this season following the sacking of 39-year-old Fletcher earlier this month.

Orient are yet to win in Embleton’s second stint of the season, continuing their form from Fletcher’s tenure where they didn’t win any of his five games in charge.

Embleton said: “I don’t think it’s particularly evolved any more than the last time I was asked the question a couple of weeks ago. The scenario probably finds itself very similar to where we were in the summer in that we need to get some calmness to the place and some normality because of the change that has happened.

“The mindset for all of us is to come and work, work hard and make sure that we apply ourselves appropriately. Right now, it’s about trying to get some direction and some normality back to the way that everyone comes to work again.”

Despite the current run of form seeing Orient drop down the League Two table, Embleton insists that the players are still in high spirits and that they are confident the tide can turn in the coming games.

He said: “In the last 10 or 12 days I certainly have [noticed an increase in confidence]. The place had become a little bit flat and we were lacking a little bit of energy, that little bit of zip and edge that I feel this group has had in previous times. I think it was important to try to get us back to that way of working with a real intensity like we have done before.

“We’ve gone through a period here like any time when a manager changes when things are being asked of players that are different, are unique to a particular way of playing, so it was important that we tried to find what we feel is the identity of this group again.”