Ling extends Orient links
By Sarah Richardson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Under Ling, who took over in a temporary capacity following the dismissal of Paul Brush, Orient have lost just one of their last seven games.
In making his announcement, Hearn said that Ling owed a few drinks to striker Gary Alexander who equalised with his fourth goal of the season in Saturday's draw with Northampton Town.
Speaking for the rest of his team-mates, Alexander told how hard the team had been working for the caretaker over the past few weeks.
"The gaffer has got the boys together, working hard for him," he said. "We've been coming out with the results and picked up a good few points.
"If we keep doing that we'll climb the table - our results have been good for the most part and our only really bad performances were against Dagenham and this one."
As for Saturday's game, Alexander said that the team had been by no means satisfied with the performance, but the point was enough to keep them happy for the time-being.
"But we still got a point despite not playing well so we're disappointed with the performance but it's another point on board.
"You never know who's watching and who the chairman wants to bring in. If the manager comes in and doesn't want to play you, it can be difficult so you always have to work hard to impress in every game and try to keep your place."