Steve Davis believes it is still too soon to predict how the National League table will look when it reaches it’s conclusion.

A downturn in form has seen Leyton Orient slip from the play-off spots to 13th in recent weeks, and gaining promotion at the first time of asking is no formality for the Brisbane Road club.

A fine start to the campaign, which at one point had the O’s as high as third, fuelled the belief they would mount a sustained promotion push.

That goal is by no stretch of the imagination out of the club’s reach and Davis, who saw his side draw 2-2 at Aldershot on Saturday, says there will be plenty of changes at the top of the table.

“We’ve still got a lot of tough games coming up and we’re only 12 matches into the season and it’s very early,” the Orient boss said.

“The top of the league keeps changing from time to time and positions keep changing.

“I am just glad we took a point from a team that’s top away from home. I think it is a great point particularly as we were 2-0 down.

“It shows great character and hopefully the confidence you get from that can help you going forwards.”

The point may have come as a relief after three straight defeats which saw the O’s outplayed as they conceded seven goals and scored just once.

Yet, the sense they require a win to truly turn the corner remains as they look to climb the table once more.

The first chance to do just that comes in the form of a home game against AFC Fylde on Saturday.

Dave Challinor’s side arrive at E10 perched perilously close to the relegation zone with a point and a place advantage over Chester in 21st in the table.

Davis will once again head into the game with a number of absentees through injury, which he believes is preventing his side from reaching their full potential.

He feels the draw with Aldershot will also provide a confidence boost in a game Orient must surely be targetting all three points from.

“I think when we get back to full strength in terms of numbers and I have a headache in terms of picking the team, hopefully then you’ll see the team excel and do what I know they can,” he said.

“The league is very close and we’re not a million miles away from where we want to be.

“We should get a real boost from the Aldershot result and can take that into training and the match against AFC Fylde.”

Davis is right to point out the closeness of the league with Orient only two points shy of the play-off places. It is a similar story below Orient, however, and a loss could see them fall to as low as 17th dependant on results elsewhere.

Romuald Boco was at the heart of Orient’s draw last time out, scoring the late equaliser at the Recreation Ground.

He understands the importance of building on the result with victory over Fylde ahead of a run of away games.

The midfielder also believes Orient must look to dominate teams in their own back yard at Brisbane Road.

“If we can win against Fylde we are going to have a nice trip up north to Tranmere and Barrow and we will be confident,” Boco said.

“We need to go back to what we are and we don’t like to lose at home. We just lost two games at home which is incredible because we shouldn’t have been in that position.

“We should dictate the way we play.

“We have done it before but it is going to be ok. We believe we are going to be strong again at home on Saturday.”