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Slade braced for toughest test
6:00am Friday 7th September 2012 in Sport
LEYTON Orient manager Russell Slade has said his side could not have been lumped with a more difficult fixture this weekend as they bid to secure their first point of the League One campaign.
Orient have lost each of their three games in the league this season, and have not scored in any of their last three matches in all competitions - leaving O’s boss Slade desperate to turn around a miserable start to 2012/13.
Slade knows he faces a stringent test of his resources at the County Ground tomorrow, where the Robins have yet to concede this term and hold a 100 per cent record.
And he seemed almost envious of the strength in depth at manager Paolo Di Canio’s disposal in Wiltshire.
“It’s tough but those are the cards we’ve been dealt and it doesn’t get any tougher this weekend at Swindon,” he said. “But I don’t mind that because it’s a good game for us.
“They’ve gone and made another five signings so I don’t know which side they will put out. He could probably put a couple of sides out.
“But we have a little bit more time to prepare. We’ve had an open and frank conversation and all of the group are in agreement about where we need to work and what we need to do to turn things around.
“The group’s together and the spirit’s good. We just need that elusive first win.”