Andy Edwards in the dark over manager's job

Andy Edwards in the dark over manager's job

Leyton Orient's interim manager Andy Edwards admits he has no idea how long he will be in the job after grabbing his first point in a goalless draw at Barnet.

Jay Simpson had the best sight of goal after 37 minutes but Barnet goalkeeper Josh Vickers comfortably saved his tame effort.

The Bees did have a first-half goal disallowed for handball by Bira Dembele and Sam Togwell drew a terrific save from Alex Cisak just after the hour mark.

But both sides drew a blank and Edwards revealed he does not know whether the draw is enough to keep him in the job.

"I haven't spoken to the president personally," Edwards said. "I was asked to take Tuesday's game and that continued today.

"I am literally taking it one day, one training session at a time.

"I believe I'll be in charge on Tuesday (against Southend) but in football things change very quickly.

"I've been at the club seven years and I've enjoyed every aspect of it. Whatever role I fulfil, I'll do my best with it.

"I've not genuinely considered the job closely because of the way football works."

On the game, Edwards added: "The performance defensively was a very good one but we came here for a win not a draw.

"As the game wore on I thought we weren't as good with the ball and with the attacking players we've got in the side we would have hoped to create more chances.

"There is a little lack of confidence at the moment after three defeats on the bounce so it was important to give ourselves a chance by keeping a clean sheet."

Barnet boss Martin Allen believes the new man in charge was responsible for any renewed vigour shown by Orient's players.

"We had a slow start to the game," Allen said.

"They started well but with another new manager I suppose that was bound to happen.

"As the game went on we got stronger and stronger and after the first 20 minutes, we settled and played quite well.

"The one thing we talked about at half-time was that we wanted to keep a clean sheet because they have got dangerous forward players.

"We had to make sure we kept our concentration and not give them any opportunities and I don't think we did.

"We've had a long week - losing 5-1 down at Portsmouth which hits and hurts anyone with a brain - and then conceding late on against Morecambe to draw which was a big disappointment.

"We freshened it up and brought some new players into the team and we looked like the only team who were going to go on and win it."

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