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Hearn dreaming of Championship

Leyton Orient chairman Barry Hearn says he is starting to dream of promotion to the Championship.

The O's climbed back to the top of League One after a 2-1 win at Crewe on Saturday and now have a five-point cushion between them and Wolves in third.

Speaking to Absolute Radio's Rock 'N' Roll Football with Ian Wright, Hearn said: "I've been dreaming about it for 19 years.

"I mean the thought of a club like Leyton Orient going with our budget, the size of our club, and all the issues going round the Olympic stadium, you start to get almost religious.

"You think the man upstairs is actually looking down at you and saying, do you know what, you deserve to have a good year mate so in you go. And you know we are looking at it.

"I don't want to get carried away but you can't help being excited because you wouldn't be in football to start with if you didn't have that passion, you didn't want to win, would you? So you know we just keep our fingers crossed."