Leyton Orient feeling the pressure at home, says Omozusi
11:34 03 November 2014
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Leyton Orient defender Elliot Omozusi feels there is added pressure as the O’s wait for a home win was extended after a 2-2 draw against Coventry City on Saturday.
Jim O’Brien had given the Sky Blues a half-time lead, but Orient pegged back Steven Pressley’s side and went in front thanks to goals from Scott Cuthbert and Jay Simpson.
But in the first minute of stoppage time Gary Woods’ punch fell straight to O’Brien and his shot through a crowded box found the back of the net.
And as the O’s enter the fourth month of the season without a win at Brisbane Road, the former Fulham man feels there is that added pressure to reverse their home fortunes.
“We know we haven’t won at home so we are doing something wrong so whatever that is we have got to find that out and try and rectify it,” said Omozusi
“Until we win we are always going to have that added pressure.”
Having got themselves into a winning position, the 25-year-old admitted it was a bitter blow to concede so late on.
“The boys are devastated,” said Omozusi.
“It’s an unhappy changing room because we worked so hard to get in to that winning position and we thought that we had done it, but as you know it’s not over until it’s over.”
“I thought the boys worked their socks off. It’s just that little bit of luck we need is going against us at the minute. All we can do is keep working and hopefully it will turn.”
The O’s were made to pay for two defensive errors, with skipper Nathan Clarke slipping in the build up to O’Brien’s opener, before Woods’ punch landed at the feet of the Sky Blues midfielder once again.
But with Orient currently at the wrong end of the table, Omozusi believes they aren’t getting the rub of the green as they did last season.
“That’s what it’s likes when you are at the bottom,” he added. “It’s just them little things which don’t go for you. When you are up the top and flying you tend to get those bits of luck.
“The late equaliser would have got cleared off the line and Clarkey wouldn’t have slipped but that’s how it is when you are at the bottom.
“That’s why we have to take extra care and have to push that little bit harder.”