Interim head coach Ross Embleton has urged Leyton Orient supporters to “stick with us” following the side’s loss to Colchester United on Saturday.

Defeat left the O’s 21st in the League Two table and without a league win for over a month, but Embleton praised the backing that they gave the players at Colchester and wants them to keep up their support for the side.

He told the club website: “It was fantastic support. Even for us at the end there, I know we’ve had a right good go and I hope they can see that the lads are doing that. What I would say is please, please stick with us. Please stick with us, and more importantly stick with the boys.

“If people want to aim criticism at someone, I’m more than happy to take that. Stick with these boys. I’m here and I’m in an interim role and I’m doing the best that I can to help. The backing today was fantastic. The numbers were outstanding. When we go to our next game at home I really hope that people continue to show the boys that support because no matter what my criticisms of us as a group will be after the game, they gave it a right good go in the second half.

“We got it wrong in the first half of the game and we didn’t execute what we’d asked and what we’d spoken about. We dusted ourselves down and we came out in the second half and I felt the boys really had a right good go at getting back in the game and we were very close to doing that, so please stick with them. That’s not me criticising anybody and the numbers were great, the support was great but if we can continue to keep that going that’s going to be the best thing for this group.”