League One - Hearn targets promotion

Leyton Orient chairman Barry Hearn has his sights set on a promotion push next season.

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Hearn recently rewarded manager Russell Slade for guiding the Os to two seventh-placed finishes in three seasons with a two-year contract extension.

And Hearn is backing Slade to mount a genuine bid to reach the Championship next term.

"Finishing seventh two years out of three, I think we would normally bite peoples arms off at that, so we're now getting a bit ambitious," he told the club website.

"We're now thinking `okay that's great but what's the next level?' The next level is to try and get into the Championship and that's what we're going to try and do this year."

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