By Brian Jeeves
ONE-TIME Leyton Orient striker, Peter Kitchen, was once again hugely concerned over the O’s future following another Sky Bet League Two defeat, this time at the hands of promotion-chasing Leyton Orient at Brisbane Road.
Despite another change of Manager, a battling team performance and an optimistic start when thanks to a first half goal from Gavin Massey. Orient ran out of steam during the second half and slipped to a 2-1 defeat to the useful Cumbrian outfit.
“Worryingly, the O’s have not won in 2017 and have now lost five Sky Bet League Two matches on the bounce, Kitchen said. “Sadly, their standing in the Football League is looking increasingly terminal.
“Orient are one of six teams fighting to avoid relegation. However, whilst most of their rival have brought in several new players during the transfer window, Orient have added only two inexperienced loanees, one who was unable to play against Carlisle due to an administrative error. This clearly has not helped an already depleted squad.”
Kitchen was hopeful that the O’s could turn things around when Morecambe are the visitors to Brisbane Road on Tuesday evening. “Orient have another chance to put things right when they entertain a mid table Shrimps side. Nevertheless, I watched Morecambe produce a battling performance to gain a point at Doncaster Rovers on Saturday.
“Orient badly need to win as time, and games, are running out. It will be a major tragedy if a club with such a proud 135-year history were allowed to slip out of the Football league.”