Leyton Orient head coach Steve Davis believes his players showed character in abundance after salvaging a point at Aldershot Town. 

The O's were facing a fourth consecutive defeat after falling 2-0 behind inside the opening 20 minutes. But goals from Craig Clay and substitute Romuald Boco earned a 2-2 draw to help knock the Shots off top spot in the National League.

Davis said: "We deserved to be 2-0 down. We weren’t at the races and didn’t contribute to the game at all in that period. But the goal got us back in it and we started to play how I want the Orient team to play.

"I want that team to depict what I do, be like me by keeping fighting and going and show character and all those skills and things you need to get back in games when you’re losing.

"They did that in abundance and worked very hard to do it so all credit to them."

Defender Josh Coulson was taken off with a groin injury and Davis admits he hopes to add to his squad in the loan market before next weekend's home game with AFC Fylde.

The O's boss said: “Probably yes [more loan signings]. We’ve tried to do it in the last few days but had no success with the positions we wanted to fill where we thought we were short.

"Hopefully by Saturday we’ll have two or three back from injury and also we might have two more loans. We’ve got to keep looking and strengthening."