Justin Edinburgh says that there is “always pressure” on his Leyton Orient side ahead of their game against Eastleigh on Tuesday night.

The O’s came back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with FC Halifax Town at the weekend courtesy of Matt Harrold’s stoppage-time leveller, but the point saw Orient drop down a place in the National League when a win would have kept them riding high at the top.

Edinburgh feels, though, that there is no extra pressure on his side to get a result in the week as a result of Saturday’s game because of the expectancy of playing for the club.

Speaking after Saturday’s draw, he said: “There’s always pressure. If you play here for Orient and you’re in this league, everyone expects us to win every week, everyone expected us to have got promoted in the first season and it doesn’t always happen.

“We play under pressure at Leyton Orient week in week out, whether we’re at home or we travel away. We take a decent number of supporters away so we’re under pressure every week, it’s no different.”

With important away fixtures at Sutton United and Solihull Moors, the O’s need the support more than ever, and it looks as though they’re going to get it with fans queuing as early as 7.30am on Saturday morning after the two trips went on sale.

Edinburgh said: “I pulled in this morning and I wasn’t aware of what was going on, I was quite amazed to see so many people queueing outside the ticket office. I was made aware that Solihull and Sutton tickets had gone on sale today and it’s just a remarkable feat really.

“That carried into the stadium today and they’ve played their part in sucking the ball into the net for that equalizer. It’s not the result that we wanted, we all came here today wanting to secure three points, but it’s put another point on the board and as we stand here now it’s still down to us.”

“These are exciting and nervy times but I back this group. I think that’s shown in their end to the game here.”