Exeter City v Leyton Orient – Sky Bet League Two – St James Park – Tuesday (7:45pm) – Preview
Flat, lifeless and unrecognisable from the team Leyton Orient supporters were watching only a few months ago. Yes, these are concerning times at the Breyer Group Stadium.
Colchester United became the latest team to take the points in E10: “We appear to have run out of ideas,” former O’s frontman, Peter Kitchen told Yellow Sport.
“I’ve given the players and manager the benefit of the doubt, but I’m now starting to question if collectively they can see any way out of our current slump in form.
“On the day, Colchester beat us because they were the better side. Better organised, confident and a little more courageous. We haven’t seen much of that from Orient lately and I’m struggling to see it changing at the moment.
“Injuries and call-offs have played their part. But why was this group so good at the start of the season and so frustrating and disappointing now? I don’t know. The fans don’t know. I’m not sure Kenny Jackett knows either?”
Orient head to in-form Exeter City on Tuesday evening: “They are six without defeat and watertight at the back. It’s hard to be optimistic,” Kitchen added.
“As I’ve mentioned plenty of times before, we lack creativity. But we need to score the first goal, giving us something to hold on to. If we go behind, it seems like the game is up and there’s no way back.
“I think we must forget all about the play-offs and go back to basics. Remember how to win again.
“Unfortunately, and as much as I want to see the O’s pick up three points, I don’t see it happening in the West Country, although I’m happy for the team to prove me wrong.”
Peter Kitchen’s prediction: Exeter City 2-0 Leyton Orient
Jeevesie’s prediction: Exeter City 3-0 Leyton Orient