'We talked frankly about things that needed to be better' (From East London and West Essex Guardian Series)
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Leyton Orient boss Russell Slade called for second-half response in Oldham Athletic draw
Leyton Orient boss Russell Slade admitted he needed a resonse from his side after a below par first-half performance in their 1-1 draw at Oldham Athletic.
The League One leaders remain unbeaten but had to work hard to salvage a point through Kevin Lisbie's second-half goal.
Slade said: "We needed a response because by our standards it wasn't a great first half. We knew that and knew we were better [than that] and there was another gear. We stepped up in the second period and looked the side more likely to go on and win the game.
"We were just very honest at half-time. They're an honest bunch and I'm an honest manager and we just talked frankly about things that needed to be better.
"We knew that we were better than that so there wasn't any ranting or raving. It was just a question of getting our standards somewhere near where we've had them all season."
Slade took plenty of encouragement from his side's character in the second half and the fact they were able to pick up a result despite not being close to their best.
The O's boss added: "It was really encouraging because I was really frustrated in the first period and I told them so at half-time. We knew we had another gear and we had to find it and rediscover it which we did."
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