Steve Davis has warned his Leyton Orient players against getting caught up in media hype after they were easily beaten 2-0 by Boreham Wood.

Oreint were well below the standards which had seen them go four games unbeaten as a mistake-ridden performance made life easy for the hosts at Meadow Park.

Davis feels some of his players may have allowed the praise which has come with their decent start to life in the National League to distract them.

He said: “I don’t know whether it was complacency today and maybe a few of them have been reading a bit too much about themselves and getting carried away.

“I said that to them after the game and it is about what we do on the pitch, in the dressing room and on the training pitch every day.

“Forget the hype and the press and the media stuff that goes on around us and think about what we do. It is up to us to get things right.”

The O’s were unrecognisable from the side which made light work of Guiseley in a 4-1 win last week as they slipped to fourth in the table after the loss.

And Davis refused to spare his players in his post-match appraisal and felt the result was a fair reflection of Wood’s dominance.

“They made life difficult for us but in terms of what we did, we didn’t play and pass the ball like we can,” he said.

“There were too many of us well below what we expect and you get what you deserve. It has happened before away from home and we have it in us.

The Orient boss will hope for an immediate reaction when Orient face Halifax Town on Tuesday night, which is followed by a meeting with Hartlepool United at Brisbane Road.

Davis says the mood in the O’s changing room is still a positive one ahead of the back-to-back home assignments.

He said: “We have a couple of home games to put it right and we have been brilliant in the last four games.

“The players are still very buoyant. They don’t need me to stand in front of them and tell them [how poor the performance was] because they know, even though I have done that.”