Ross Embleton has urged Orient’s players to be ruthless ahead of Saturday’s game against relegation threatened Barrow at Brisbane Road.

Barrow are currently fighting for their lives down at the bottom of the table in 20th place, sitting outside the relegation zone on goal difference, although they do have two games in hand over Solihull Moors in 21st.

A win over the Bluebirds this weekend would practically secure safety for the O’s, although the match may not be as straight forward as some may think, after Adrian Pennock’s men picked up points against high-flying Boreham Wood and Dover Athletic recently.

As a result, assistant coach Embleton believes the O’s must approach the game with the right mind set if they are to pick up all three points.

He said: “We always have to approach these games with the right mind set and Friday’s game is the prime example because it wasn’t pretty, it wasn’t a game for the purists and the pitch wasn’t fantastic but we were professional in the way that we applied ourselves.

“We want to put another nail in the coffin for these teams that are hanging on for their lives. Unfortunately for them, we’ve got to have that ruthless outlook on what we’re about and what we’re trying to achieve between now and the end of the season.”

The 3-1 win over Guiseley on Friday saw the O’s record back-to-back wins for the first time since February in the National League, propelling Justin Edinburgh’s men into the top half of the table on 50 points.

However, Eastleigh’s win coupled with Orient’s game being postponed saw the O’s drop one spot to 13th on Monday, but Embleton says the club want to finish as high as possible, as they try to build momentum ahead of a promotion bid next campaign.

Embleton said: “With us, we know it’s not been the season that everybody wanted us to have but at the same time, we need to look at the other end and look to catch the teams above us. We need to try and go above Dagenham and the teams that look like they may have a little bit of a gap over us.

“Obviously you want to stay as far away from the bottom as possible, but if we want to improve and develop, then we need to have higher aspirations then just getting away from Barrow.”