Leyton Orient head coach Steve Davis is optimistic the club will sign a new striker before this weekend's game against Guiseley. 

The O's have been in the market for a target man and the National League side are closing in on a new addition to their attack.

Speaking after today's 1-0 win at Maidenhead United, Davis said: “We’ll see. I’m hoping so [get a new striker].

"I spoke to Martin Ling and we’re just waiting on that one but hopefully for the game at home we’ll have a different type of player up there that we can use. Today would have been ideal for that type of player."

But Davis does not expect to bring in another midfielder to replace injured captain Charlie Lee before this weekend. 

The Orient boss said: "It’s unlikely before the weekend. It’s something we’ve spoken about with losing Charlie for a length of time and we may be short in that position.

"You could see today Craig Clay and Alex Lawless are fine and maybe Freddy Moncur as well but we are light in that area now.

"If we need to play three midfield players we only have three and we can’t change it when someone is injured so it lessens our options a little bit so maybe it’s something we need to do but at the moment it won’t be before the weekend."

An early goal from Macauley Bonne gave Orient victory today which sends them up to third in the National League. 

Davis said: “I think there are a lot of games that are going to be like this. The good thing is we managed to get a goal early on and we didn’t have to chase anything late on so it gave us a little bit of a cushion to defend.

"We couldn’t quite finish them off towards the end with the second goal which would have killed the game so that gave them a little bit of a chance and impetus to come forward.

"They were very direct at the end and tried to force something to drop but I thought we defended it well and the keeper made a couple of great saves as well."