Justin Edinburgh believes a late play off push is out of Leyton Orient’s reach and is instead focusing on finishing the season as strongly as possible ahead of a promotion bid next campaign.

The O’s picked up a point against Ebbsfleet United on Saturday which moved them up to 15th place in the table, nine clear of the drop zone and a further 17 from the play offs.

A four game unbeaten run in the league had seen the club move to within 12 points of the play offs last month, but the O’s are currently without a win in three in the National League and Edinburgh’s sights are now set on a strong end to the existing campaign.

Speaking after Saturday’s game, he said: “I think they (the play offs) are way out of our reach. We want to finish the season with as many points as we can and finish as high as possible with good momentum to take into the summer, so that we’re ready to come back and fight for promotion next year.

“We want to win every game. That was our mind set and approach today. We want to get as many points on the board between now and the end of the season so we can go into the summer with optimism and with that, you’ve got to get results and that’s what we’ve got to do.”

Saturday’s result means Orient are yet to taste victory at Brisbane Road in 2018 and the O’s head coach believes the pitch hasn’t helped matters for his team.

He said: “I can only talk from my time here and if I was playing, I wouldn’t want to be playing on that pitch. I feel for my players. I really do. It’s very tough. People will be aware that if you’re the away team you can sit back and there’s not much expected of you to show the initiative and play on the break.

“For us, it’s difficult at times and I thought the players showed great bravery and character to try and make that happen. I think the performances have been there but we just haven’t quite got over the line to get the results we have perhaps deserved.”