Steve Davis expects a stern test against Boreham Wood on Saturday, but insists Leyton Orient will, as always, target three points from the National League encounter.

After starting the campaign well - Wood were unbeaten in their first six league games - Saturday’s hosts’ form has dropped off in recent weeks.

Regardless, Davis believes Luke Garrard’s side present a challenge as Orient look to build on a run of four games without defeat.

“Wherever we play we just want to win. We are not going to win every game, but we will try,” Davis explained.

“That is the approach I am going to take into every game, but we are not going to get carried away, nobody in our changing room is doing that.

“It will be a tough game at Boreham Wood. They have had a good start like us, so we know how difficult it is going to be.”

Orient head to Meadow Park in high spirits after a 4-1 win over Guiseley took them up to second, and they are behind leaders Dagenham & Redbridge on goal difference alone.

Wood meanwhile occupy 10th spot, but have hit a slump in their last two outings, picking up respective defeats against Barrow and Wrexham.

They will undoubtedly start the game as underdogs against an O’s outfit which is beginning to find its feet away from Brisbane Road.

Orient have had to break down stubborn defences throughout the campaign, with many teams opting to sit in against them, and Davis expects a similar approach from Wood.

“We are just trying to perform well and hopefully the results will follow that,” he said.

“We are literally trying to wear teams down and that is the approach at the moment. We now have a plan b and can go slightly different in our approach.

“We are just trying to find ways of winning and this league is difficult. We are all working hard.”

Injuries will, of course, play a role in Orient’s hopes of returning to the Football League at the first time of asking.

Davis confirmed Charlie Lee will undergo surgery on a knee ligament injury and will be out for a prolonged amount of time.

There is better news regarding Alex Lawless, who missed the Guiseley win, as he should be fit to face Wood.

“Charlie is seeing a specialist and is going to have an operation. They normally wait for the swelling to go down before operating and when they get inside they can have a better look at it,” he said.

“At the moment he has no swelling and it is strange because he wanted to do the warm up on Friday. That is just him as a character and he hates being in the treatment room.

“Alex had a little strain on his hip flexor and is not going to be out for long, so will hopefully be fit to face Boreham Wood.

“It was not worth the risk playing against Guiseley as he could have been out for longer if we played him.”

A match against Orient represents a chance for National League clubs to claim a scalp and Wood boos Garrard is aware of this, He is calling on the club’s supporters to head to meadow Park in their numbers and break Wood’s attendance record.

“We want to be able to give them a game, but we need our supporters to get behind us,” Garrard told the Boreham Wood website.

“We may not have the thousands that Orient do, but we’ve got a very loyal, and very noisy fan-base, who live for days like this.

“I would love to shatter our attendance record, but I want it to be our own doing, because the Wood army turned up in their droves.”