Slade pleased with Orient

Leyton Orient boss Russell Slade is happy with his side's progress after seeing them held to a 0-0 draw at Gateshead.

Shane Lowry made his first appearance for the O's, who had the majority of possession but could not find a breakthrough.

In a match of few chances, Gateshead goalkeeper Adam Bartlett did well to keep out Marvin Bartley's fine strike in the second half.

"It was a good workout and its been a really good week up here," Slade told the club's official website.

"I'm pleased with how we are shaping up."