Leyton Orient boss Slade admits side lacked killer instinct in Bristol City draw

Orient were held to their first draw in the league this season: Action Images

Orient were held to their first draw in the league this season: Action Images

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Leyton Orient boss Russell Slade felt his side lacked the killer instinct to claim victory at Bristol City as the sides were held to a 0-0 draw.

The O's struggled to create clear cut opportunities at Ashton Gate and Slade admits he probably would have been content with a point going into the clash. 

Slade said: "I think before a ball was kicked, to come here with Bristol City getting off to such a good start winning their first two games, you would have probably taken a point and certainly would have taken a clean sheet. 

"But as the game developed I thought we had some great periods of possession and probably just lacked that killer instinct in the second half to get us an away win."

The most controversial moment in the match came in the first half when Marlon Pack's corner went into the net but the goal was ruled out for an alleged foul on goalkeeper Adam Legzdins. 

Slade said: "Obviously we do the same thing and try to pressurise the keeper in those situations and put a player on him. If that's the case sometimes the referee will give a free-kick for pushing, shoving or obstruction.

"I don't know what he's given because I've not spoken to him but clearly they probably feel aggrieved that it wasn't a goal. But on the balance of play it would have been cruel anyway because it wasn't like Bristol City were the better side."

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