Danny Webb admitted if Leyton Orient had gone into tonight's game against Plymouth Argyle with another defeat it could have been harder to get something out of the game.

Gavin Massey scored late on to seal the O's their first point of 2017 against Yeovil Town after Francois Zoko opened the scoring in the first-half.

Plymouth have been high flying as of late and currently sit three points behind leaders Doncaster Rovers.

When asked about how the late point will lift his players Webb said: “I think to go there on a defeat today. I know the boys and they would have been up for it. I have managed to get in amongst them and get that team spirit, which I pride myself on.

“But you could be the bravest footballer in the world. And when you have lost three on the trot and the other team are flying it’s difficult to lift yourself as a player.

“So hopefully and physiologically they have the lift they deserve.”

In their last encounter, Robbie Weir was sent off in the first minute with Jens Janse quickly following his skipper.

“Don’t say that. That is tempting fate, we are going to have three red cards now. Hopefully not. I think it was a bit of a freak game," joked the former Southend United player.

“Hopefully that won’t happen especially away from home. I think even if we did we would have a go.

“If that does happen, don’t tempt fate. You will see me getting a taxi out of Plymouth. Hopefully, it doesn’t and we will be alright.”

Sammy Moore missed out on Saturday's draw due to illness and Webb was unsure if he would be back in time for the game this evening.

The 33-year-old said: “I think he has a bit of a virus. I went with the three today because I think with those three central midfielders, they are three good footballers.

“It was not 4-5-1 it was 4-3-3 and it worked for large periods. When they scored their goal, I thought in the first few minutes of the second-half go 4-4-2 so it was Macca coming on.”

The E10 club have also been in the spotlight more this week with ITV news running a piece on how Orient could potentially drop out of the football league.

And when Webb was asked if that gives them more motivation as people may have already written them off he responded: “I think before those two games (Morecambe and Carlisle) we go back to when Alberto (Cavasin) was appointed.

“There was a lot of unrest with people, the performances and the results did not improve. And with Andy (Edwards) initially, it worked well.

“But results were not happening for whatever reason and I have had two games and lost two. I can only talk for myself from the here and now and how I have always wanted to do it.

“It is to stay positive, give the players key messages, to not leave them on their own, leave them in the lurch.

“There are a few youngsters out there but now we have a few experienced heads amongst them. I am not going to sit here and say I am not concerned about relegation.

“Because, whether it is my first job at 33 or not, I do not want to be part of a set-up that gets relegated.

“First and foremost, I want to keep the club up but I want to do it my way and at the minute the players are buying into it.

“Despite one point from nine and we go to Plymouth as massive underdogs on Tuesday. We have nothing to lose.

“Just show a little bit of the same spirit and a bit more of a finishing touch and we will be alright.”

The match kicks-off at 7:45pm.