Leyton Orient boss Russell Slade proud of side after fighting back for Wolves draw

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Leyton Orient boss Russell Slade paid tribute to his side's character after they fought back to claim a 1-1 draw at promotion rivals Wolves this afternoon.

The O's dropped below Brentford at the top of League 1 but still managed to earn an excellent point at Wolves after a second-half equaliser from Mathieu Baudry.

Slade said: "I'm very proud of the team. Wolves started very well and they could have put the game beyond us in the first period but the important thing was to stay in the game which is what we did.

"In the second period we came into it. We got a goal and started taking the game to them for ten or 15 minutes. 

"They never give up and they kept going. They've got great character and you saw that in abundance today."

Orient have suffered a spate of injuries in recent games and the O's boss confirmed striker Shaun Batt will miss the majority of the season with a torn hamstring.

Slade said: "Shaun could be out for three or four months. He's torn his hamstring quite badly and we don't know at this moment in time whether it will need surgery or not.

"He couldn't have done much more to it in all fairness so you're probably writing Shaun off for the majority of the season if not all of it."


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