Danny Webb: Leyton Orient could come back '10 times stronger' from relegation

Danny Webb
Leyton Orient have won two of their 12 games under manager Danny Webb

Manager Danny Webb says Leyton Orient would come back "10 times stronger" from relegation if he is given support.

Saturday's League Two defeat by Crawley left the O's seven points adrift of safety with seven games to play.

The club staved off a winding-up petition earlier in March, with owner Francesco Becchetti given until 12 June to pay off debts or sell the club.

"I know with what we've got, it was always going to be hard [to avoid relegation]," Webb said.

"Instead of making excuses about what we've got, I'm thinking about the positives of what we've got and what we can add to for next season, if it's in the National League or League Two.

"At the minute, everyone - the fans, people connected with the club - they're just living day by day, and they've lived day by day for this club for a long time, and sooner or later something has to be publicly announced about a plan.

"I'm doing my best to put a plan in place and I've got no assurances myself, so I feel a little bit hard done by in that sense."

Webb, the 10th man to take charge of Orient since September 2014, is out of contract at the end of the season.

"You don't want to be playing in the National League, but my point all along, even during the good times, was that if we do it's not the worst thing in the world for the club," he told BBC Radio London.

"The way I'm trying to do things will make us come back 10 times stronger than we've ever been, and that's a guarantee.

"But I need a bit of backup on it, I need a little bit of strength behind me. I don't want to be the only one saying it all the time."

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