"Orient started the game well & the sending off changed the game. But I'm not bothered how we get the win, the points are what matters."
"Matt Bloomfield was immense today, and showed everyone how important he is to us."
"This play-off race is going to go right to the wire, but my focus is all on Cheltenham next week."
"At this stage in the season it is all about the three points, no matter how we get them. That's what it was about today, and that's what it will be about next week, and the week after that, and the week after that. We wanted to keep in the hunt, we're still in the hunt, and I believe it's still in our hands because teams are playing each other and we've got so many points to play for. So we'll keep going, we'll keep striving and there were some good positives today."
"We're now one defeat in seven, but stats can say whatever you want. I know what momentum we've got and I can feel it in the boys with potentially some good players coming back at the right time. Paris won't be far away after picking up a knock in training, Anthony Stewart could even make an appearance, Dayle will be back next week and Bloomfield, Kashket and Hayes are now back in the team. It's all pointing towards a positive end to the season, and last year we didn't have one of those, so let's see what we can do with a positive end to the season. We've got 58 points and we're going to need around the 70 mark, so four wins will get us to that mark so let's go for that."
Omer Riza (Leyton Orient Manager - first game in charge)
“To be fair it did not help that I was talking to the linesman throughout the game and not once did he acknowledge anything I was asking him. During the game, there were too many things happening. The red card was way too harsh in my opinion.
“It was Parkesy’s (Tom Parkes) first tackle of the game, he has gone in high but he did not touch the man. We have got it on video. His leg is a little bit high so give him a yellow card. It changed the game. The decision was very harsh. And on the goal, if the linesman can’t see him pushing him in the back as he is supposed to be in line with the defender to see everything that is going on.
“The referee should also be in a good position, he was not. It is two positions that cost us.”