Date: 4th April 2013 at 3:16pm
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Speaking after Monday`s win against relegation threatened Bury, O`s boss Russell Slade was pleased to come through with match with a valuable three points.

The home side struggled for lengthy periods of the game, as the visitors belittled their league position by playing the better football. But ultimately Orient were more clinical in front of goal taking two of their opportunities, whilst the Shakers couldn`t take any.

Slade admitted afterwards that it was a battle for his troops.

“We had to dig in, conditions were not great, the pitch was horrendous,with the swirling wind it wasn`t easy; and at times you have got to give credit to Bury because they played some really sensible football and they got off to a better start than us.”

The O`s also had their fair share of misfortune during the match, with defenders Mathieu Baudry and Elliott Omozusi both sustaining injuries causing Slade to create a make-shift back line with Gary Sawyer playing at centre half.

Despite the changes in defence, Orient held on to deny Bury a goal which delighted Slade.

“Players have had to come in and play in a different position, and it has to be pleasing that we have kept a clean sheet.”

With the win, the east Londoners have closed the gap to Yeovil currently occupying the final play-off spot to just four points. Whilst the opportunity to make the top six appears to be fading away for Slade`s men, the gaffer believes there is still a hope.

“Of course it`s still alive, four games and four points away. Obviously other teams above us have games in hand to win, so it could make it very difficult for us to get in (to the play-off zone). But if teams (above Orient) are unable to muster up them points, then we would be happy to take their place.”

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