Justin Edinburgh says the injury to Jordan Maguire-Drew in Tuesday’s 2-1 win over Aldershot Town “could be quite serious”.

Maguire-Drew went down after only the third minute of the game against the Shots, being replaced by James Brophy, to bring to an end what had been a superb period of form for the forward, and while the club cannot reveal the extent of the injury yet, Edinburgh fears they could be without their in-form man for a while.

“It looks serious, unfortunately,” Edinburgh told the club’s website after the game. “He’s gone up and landed on his calf and he’s felt something go. We’re hopeful but it looks like it could be quite serious.

“It’s disappointing because the boy has been playing ever so well and been really effective for us but obviously it’s another blow for us.”

Two goals in three minutes from Josh Coulson seemingly had the O’s in control at the break, but a second-half penalty from Scott Rendell brought Aldershot back into it and forced Orient to defend for their lives in the closing stages.

Edinburgh said: “We’re not making it easy for ourselves which is a concern. Obviously we’re delighted with a credible and valuable three points but the end to our last three away games have not been how we wanted to finish the game and that’s something we’re going to have to address and look upon.”

Edinburgh acknowledged that his side’s game management was below par in this fixture, and he felt that the goal for the hosts turned the tide of the game.

He said: “We had to weather a storm, they started very, very well and credit to them because in the position they’re in they’re playing ever so well and they’re fighting for their manager. It was tough but the goals allowed us to get a foothold in the game and then I thought we went on and dominated.

“Again, though, we’ve been caught on the back foot in the second half when we should have gone on to win the game. I know we had a really good chance to make it 3-0 when the keeper made a save but from then on, I just felt we were looking to see the game out rather than 'see it out'.

“I know that might sound contradictory or stupid but we didn’t play with the right intensity, we allowed the game to run out and obviously when they got that goal the tide turned.”