Hearn behind Slade

PA Sport
Barry Hearn
.

View photo

Barry Hearn

Leyton Orient chairman Barry Hearn has vowed to stand by manager Russell Slade but admits he is concerned by the club's slide towards the npower League One relegation zone.

Orient have lost four games in a row to fall to 20th place, only four points clear of the bottom four with four games remaining.

Wycombe, who stand in 21st and in the last relegation place, pose the only serious threat to Orient, given third-bottom Exeter are a further four points adrift.

Hearn accepts the danger is real but is convinced Slade is the man to guide the London club to safety.

Asked whether Slade remained the right man for Orient now, Hearn said: "Yes, and going forward. He's a good man. You don't forget (what people have done in the past).

"But we're struggling. They're going through the motions because it's the end of the season. One more win and we're safe. It's a funny thing - winning and losing are both habits."

Sorry you didn't like this comment. Please provide a reason below.

Are you sure?
Rating failed. Try again.
Request failed. Try again.
We will promote constructive and witty comments to the top, so that everyone sees them!
Sorry, we can’t load comments right now. Try again.

    Win cash in one day fantasy football contests. Join now!

    Learn how to play

    Contest Entries Entry Fee Prizes Starts (EDT)
    Premier League Cup Round 4 [£1.5K Free] 30203/500000 Free £1500 Saturday 7:30 AM Enter
    Premier League £1,500 Saturday 33/335 £5 £1500 Saturday 10:00 AM Enter
    Premier League £600 Saturday 1/26 £25 £600 Saturday 10:00 AM Enter