There can be no more excuses for Leyton Orient’s poor form this season according to O’s midfielder Josh Wright.

After the success of the 2013/14 campaign, which saw the club beaten in the the League One Play-off Final by Rotherham United, Orient have struggled this term and Saturday’s 3-1 defeat to Bradford City saw the club drop to 19th in the table.

Only goal difference is keeping the O’s out of the relegation zone and Wright, who is on loan at Brisbane Road from Millwall, says that has to quickly change.

He explained: “Last season is in the past, it is gone. We know where we stand in the table and it is in black and white.

“We know how good we can be as a team though. Mauro (Milanese), Nuge (Kevin Nugent) and all the staff are trying to help us turn the corner.

“They are putting good pictures into our mind and we are working in the right way. We are playing in the JPT on Saturday but when the league games come back up we need to focus and pick up points.”

He continued: “So many of our recent matches have been so close, only for a little decision or a small mistake to cost us.

“We can’t keep saying these things though. We are 19 games into the season and we need to change that.

“It is frustrating but we will remain professional and look to improve going forward.”

Wright is on loan at Orient until January 3. He has made seven appearances in his second spell with the O’s and started against Bradford at the weekend.

The midfielder was disappointed the side were not able to come away with at least a point from Valley Parade but blamed that on the decision to send off Chris Dagnall with the game level at 1-1.

He said: “Bradford were better in the first half but we were better in the second period. That isn’t too surprising and I think it will happen at a ground like this.

“The crowd gets behind them and it is very hard. They go direct and it is about competing with the second balls.

“We were better in the second half, got the goal through Moons (David Mooney) and we had the momentum until the sending off, which for me, was never a red card.

“We knew we were always in touching distance and once we got the equaliser I really believed we could have won the game.

“There is nothing we can do though. Some would say the referee was all too happy to get the card straight out.

“I had a good view of the tackle and it was never a red card. But it is gone now. We have got to build ourselves up and go again on Saturday,” Wright added.