Jarvis insists that O’s will sting Bees
ORIENT go to Brentford for Saturday s derby duel, with the players determined to bounce back to winning ways, writes TREVOR DAVIES. The O s slipped to their first defeat at Brisbane Road in 2010, when they were comprehensively beaten by Huddersfield Town
ORIENT go to Brentford for Saturday's derby duel, with the players determined to bounce back to winning ways, writes TREVOR DAVIES.
The O's slipped to their first defeat at Brisbane Road in 2010, when they were comprehensively beaten by Huddersfield Town at the weekend.
Striker Ryan Jarvis, who came on as a second-half substitute and looked to have won a penalty with his first touch, insists the O's can recapture their form and believes the side can still finish in the top half.
Orient are hovering just four points off the drop zone, but Jarvis said: "There are still nine games left and that gives us something to go for.
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"We will be looking for three points from every game, starting on Saturday."
Three wins would probably be enough to ensure League One survival, but Jarvis insisted: "We're not just looking for a couple of wins, we're looking to get into the top half of the table."
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And he believes that a derby duel with Brentford is the ideal game for the O's to bounce back.
"It's just up the road and we will be knuckling down in the week, because we want to get back to winning ways," he said.
"We don't want to be slipping back down into trouble."
Jarvis knows the O's have to improve on last Saturday's sad showing and admitted: "We were not good enough and Huddersfield deserved the points.
"We're disappointed, because even though the decisions didn't go our way, we were not good enough to win the game.
"We didn't turn up and so there can be no excuses," he added, although the striker was convinced he should have had a penalty within seconds of coming on.
"If there's contact in the box it's a penalty, and if it had been given we would still have had 20 minutes left to try and get an equaliser."
Jarvis joined the fray on 70 minutes in place of Jason Demetriou and with his first touch he raced down the left and cut into the box before goingdown under Peter Clarke's challenge.
But Premier League referee Steve Tanner waved away Orient's claims.
"It was a definite penalty," said Jarvis, who will be hoping to win back his place in the starting line-up at Griffin Park.
Meanwhile, O's defender Charlie Daniels, one of the few to emerge with any credit from Saturday's shocker, also knows the importance of the trip to Griffin Park.
Orient recorded a 2-1 success when they played Andy Scott's side back in October and will be hoping to complete a double.
"We have got to get back on track and get a win," said Daniels.
"It's a local derby and we will be up for it. We've got to go back to basics in training this week and then we can look forward to going there and winning."
Daniels, who has always preferred playing in midfield, has caught the eye at left back this season and admits he is starting to enjoy playing there.
Saturday will be the former Spurs player's 40th appearance for the O's in all competitions this season and he is pleased with his form.
"It's going alright at the minute. I'm a lot more comfortable playing there now and I'm looking to progress more from now until the end of the season," he said.
"Since the start of the season I feel that I've come into my own at left back and I'm starting to enjoy playing there.
"The more experience I get, hopefully I'll get better and better," he said.
Orient boss Williams should have virtually a fully-fit squad for Saturday's game.
First-choice keeper Jamie Jones was back on the bench last weekend after recovering from a back injury and the O's boss will have to decide whether he returns or Glenn Morris retains his place.
While skipper Stephen Purches could have recovered from a calf injury and if he is fully fit, is set to return in place of Andrew Cave-Brown at right back.