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Russell Slade has warned his side about the threat of Notts County: Simon O'Connor

Russell Slade has warned his side about the threat of Notts County: Simon O'Connor

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Leyton Orient boss Russell Slade has warned bottom side Notts County are a "dangerous animal" this weekend.

Notts County were thumped 6-0 last weekend at Rotherham United but the manager has warned the opposition cannot be taken lightly.

Slade said: “It is a very dangerous animal on Saturday because everybody at their club is expecting an enormous reaction.

“It’s a difficult place to go and I think they can still get out of trouble.

“These are harder games at this stage of the season than playing against sides at the top of the league.”

The O’s could be without captain Nathan Clarke tomorrow after he picked up a knee injury against Colchester United.

Defender Mathieu Baudry missed last weekend’s win with a hamstring injury while David Mooney is another doubt with a bruised rib picked up against Colchester.

Orient boss Slade said: “We have two away games now so we need to take that attitude and that quality [from Saturday] in terms of the final third and being ruthless on the road with us.”

Notts County have lost six of their last seven games and were thrashed 5-1 at Brisbane Road in September. 


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