Leyton Orient boss Russell Slade celebrates perfect week after Carlisle United win

Russell Slade's side are within touching distance of the play-offs: Action Images

Russell Slade's side are within touching distance of the play-offs: Action Images

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Leyton Orient boss Russell Slade described it as a "perfect week" after his side thrashed Carlisle United 4-1 to move within three points of the League One play-offs. 

The O's have won three matches in the last seven days and extended their unbeaten run to six games as they boosted their hopes of a top-six finish. 

Slade said: "It's just been a perfect week for us really so we've got to be really pleased with that. Three straight wins is fantastic for us and there are still seven games to go. 

"We'll keep working hard every single game. It was a difficult surface today I felt for both teams but we did our best and the most important thing is we got the right positive result."

Kevin Lisbie and Shaun Batt were both on target in the victory but the manager also brought on strikers Charlie MacDonald and David Mooney in the second half with the quartet all likely to play a major role in their last seven games. 

Slade said: "We were a little bit patched up again and I couldn't keep the front two on for longer than what I did. But it still worked didn't it as Charlie came on and got us a penalty almost immediately and Mooney has come on and got a valuable 25 minutes.

"So from my point of view, and with the games and minutes we've got left this season, it was important they got some pitch time."

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