Caretaker manager Rob Page was encouraged after seeing a reaction from his Port Vale players.
Port Vale claimed a comfortable 3-0 victory over Leyton Orient after the visitors had Darius Henderson sent off in the first-half.
An unfortunate injury has forced Jack Price to cut short a loan deal at Leyton Orient and return to parent club Wolves.
Leyton Orient boss Kevin Nugent hopes Romain Vincelot will be fit to face Port Vale on Saturday.
Kevin Nugent was at a loss to explain the difference between Leyton Orient's home and away form following a 2-0 win at Doncaster.
Darius Henderson's goal helped Leyton Orient stretch their unbeaten away run to 13 matches with a 2-0 victory against Doncaster.
Leyton Orient have handed Italian striker Gianvito Plasmati a deal until the end of the season.
Leyton Orient are still seeking their first home win of the season after finishing with 10-men in a 0-0 draw with MK Dons.
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