Ross Embleton feels that Leyton Orient lost their attacking edge in trying to become more defensively solid over the Christmas period.

Orient scored five goals in the fixtures between December 21 and New Year’s Day, but three of those game in the first 45 minutes of the 3-2 win away at Cambridge United, leaving them to struggle for goals in the other matches.

That, though, is something that Embleton has tried to work on with the team during their week without a game in preparation for their return to matches against Grimsby Town this weekend.

Embleton said: ““I think there’s certain elements of our game in recent times that we’ve tried to set-up to become a little more solid and difficult to play against. I think what we lost then was a little bit of an edge going forward, so we needed to address that and get the balance right.

“There’s been too many times this year where we’ve conceded silly individual goals which is something we’ve got to get better at, which is something you can’t always plan for and structure but we need to ensure we try to get the balance a little bit better to try to work better at the top end of the pitch and create more chances and therefore take a little bit of pressure off the team defensively.”