Orient boss Embleton takes responsibility for defeat

Interim Leyton Orient head coach, Ross Embleton admitted his side were beaten by the better team after the O’s suffered a 3-1 defeat at home to promotion chasing Swindon Town.

“The way I put the team out didn’t work. That’s probably the best way to review it,” said Embleton after the game.

He added: “I said, in the week, that I thought Swindon were a team that should be challenging for one of the automatic promotion spots, but I’ll take responsibility for the first-half [performance].

“The set-up was going to contain the opposition. But, it didn’t work and, the performance wasn’t great.

“I just hope today’s defeat doesn’t damage the team too much. We were outclassed and I just hope we can bounce back.”

Embleton concluded: “We really should have put Crawley and Stevenage to the sword – both games we should have won. But Swindon were the best team we’ve played this season.”

Goalscorer, and Orient man-of-the-match, Jordan Maguire-Drew, added: “Fine lines divided things today – and we will have to analyse this game next week. It was a very positive second-half – we took the game to them.”

“But, Swindon are the sort of team we want to be playing every week – that just shows where we are. They’re well supported and they’re a big club. Our fans can also give us that five or ten percent lift – and it showed in the second-half.”

Rowland Lyons

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