Jobi McAnuff hailed Leyton Orient’s ability to “dig in” after the 0-0 draw away at Solihull Moors.

The result means that Orient hold a three point lead over Salford City going into the final National League game of the season on Saturday, with only goal difference keeping Orient from securing the title on Easter Monday.

After the draw, McAnuff said: “It’s a massive point at a really tough place to come. The conditions as well, obviously going into the wind in the first half, made it difficult for us to get the ball down and try and play a little more.

“Some games you’ve just got to dig in, which we did and they’re a very physical side. Obviously we stood up to that. I thought the boys at the back were fantastic. Dan Happe was magnificent, same as Josh Coulson and Marvin Ekpiteta and they really gave us that platform to go on and get that point.”

Solihull themselves have still got a narrow chance of securing the league’s only automatic promotion place this weekend, although it would need a vast swing in goal difference.

However, their determination to fight until the end, as well as the same attributes from the O’s, shone through on Monday and resulted in the goalless draw.

McAnuff said: “They obviously came out to try and win the game and we wanted to win the game as well. We certainly didn’t come here to settle for a point. Obviously in the end it’s a good point and a massive one in the direction that we want to be going.

“I thought in the second half we were very positive. We started on the front foot and had a couple of little opportunities that on another day might have gone in but we’re definitely happy with a point and we’ll take it on to next week to try and finish the job.”

That job will be to ensure the O’s don’t have to rely on other teams this weekend and win the league on their own terms, which they can do by securing at least a point at home to already-relegated Braintree Town.

“We will give Braintree every credit,” McAnuff said. “We know they’ve actually been on a good run themselves. They’ve picked up some wins that teams can do once they’re fate is sealed. That pressure is off them, the players just go out there and I’m sure they’ll want to be coming here like every other team has this year and showcase what they can do.

“We certainly won’t be taking them for granted. We definitely don’t think the job is done yet. It’s a massive week for us and we just want to go and put on a performance and finish with a win that will get us to where we want to go in front of our fans and we’re fully focussed on that now.”