Justin Edinburgh has called on his Leyton Orient players to be more aggressive as they attempt to turn around their ailing season.

The new Orient head coach saw the O’s slump to a 1-0 defeat to bottom of the table Solihull Moors as he got off to a losing start to life at the E10 club on Saturday.

It means Orient are without a National League win in 15 outings and Edinburgh feels they need to show greater fight if they are to move away from danger.

“I am bitterly disappointed, certainly with the result. We spoke for the last couple of days about coming here and getting a foundation as a club,” Edinburgh said.

“I was coming here looking to win the game and I think somewhere along the line we need to foundation of a run of results.

“I expected more today. More commitment and aggression is what I am looking for, controlled aggression not reckless.

“The players need to know what it means and what it is going to take [to turn this around].”

The defeat was Orient’s 12 in 23 league games this season - they have won only five - and they are only three points above the relegation zone.

Their lowly standing is worlds away from the ambitions which they held at the start of the season, with immediate promotion to League Two the aim.

Edinburgh believes Orient’s stature makes them a target for teams in the National League and has implored his players to come to terms with being a prized scalp.

“Everyone wants to beat Orient, it as simple as that. We are the biggest side in the league and have to embrace that, accept it and overcome it,” he said.

“In terms of effort the players have run hard, but I would like us to be more aggressive in our approach.”

Saturday’s loss saw Orient stopper Dean Brill, who was playing his first game since April 2015, made a number of good saves.

The manner of the winning goal, which was scored by Liam Daly, also left Edinburgh frustrated, bit he insists the O’s will turn a corner.

“Brilly has had to pull off some good saves. He has made those saves but for the goal we have away a needless free-kick and we need to defend the box better,” he said.

“I was fully aware of the task ahead and the challenge. I am certainly not fearful of it and we will embrace it and get out of this position no doubt about it.”