An angry Justin Edinburgh called on his Leyton Orient players to show more bravery after they went down to a 1-0 defeat against Torquay United.

The O’s were off the pace throughout the clash at Brisbane Road as Elliot Romain’s 37th-minute effort proved decisive.

It is the latest example of Orient failing to take anything from a tight game and Edinburgh made his feelings clear at full-time.

“It is disappointing and there are questions being asked of us and we aren’t giving answers,” he said.

“We can dress that up as much as we like, but we have to be performing better, showing more bravery and more intensity to win games.

“That was not the performance that I expect, that the crowd expect and the one the players should be expecting of themselves.

“It was not acceptable and I am disappointed and frustrated.”

The defeat, while tough to swallow, is one which Edinburgh felt was little more than Orient deserved on an evening which ended in fan unrest.

Supporters made their frustrations heard at the full-time whistle and Edinburgh fully understood their point of view.

“I don’t think for one minute we deserved to win that football match,” he said.

“I totally understand the crowd’s reaction at the end of the game and we expect to be winning. We have nobody to blame apart from ourselves.”

Orient will look to bounce back from the below-par display when they take on Eastleigh on Saturday.

They will take confidence from their hosts’ recent record, which has seen them fail to win any of their last five games and take just two points.

Eastleigh occupy 14th spot in the National League table and victory would be enough to take the O’s a point clear of their opponents.