Notts County boss Shaun Derry wants the same mental strength his side showed in grinding out a goalless draw with Leyton Orient for the rest of the season.

Bottom club County, with three losses in a row coming into the clash against in-form Orient, appeared to be up against it.

But Derry's troops more than matched the promotion-chasers with Nathan Tyson and Jamal Campbell-Ryce both coming closest to breaking the deadlock.

Derry was delighted with his players' response following their 6-0 defeat to Rotherham last week.

"We needed to bounce back in the right way after last week," Derry said.

"I didn't ask for miracles, I just asked for an honest performance and that's what they have given us.

"They have given us an honest week and backed it up with a performance which they need to consistently replicate from now until the end of the season.

"If we play like we did against Rotherham then nothing will happen, play like we did against Orient then we've got a hell of a chance.

"It's never been about ability because this club has ability running through its veins.

"It's about mental strength. We played the game with a real endeavour and a belief that we could get a result right until the very end of the game."

Orient's three-game winning run was halted, but boss Russell Slade could find few reasons for complaint against a robust County side.

"It was a horrible surface for both teams so there were no excuses there," Slade said.

"We kept a clean sheet and in the second half we put Notts under quite a bit of pressure.

"We probably should have got ourselves a goal from a very good spell of possession we had during that time.

"If there was not a good time to come to Notts County, then it was probably Saturday.

"They were beaten 6-0 last week and there had to be a response and it was a fantastic response.

"They gave everything and when we put them under pressure they hung on stoutly at the back.

"In Chris Dagnall we had the best chance of the game in the first half other than the Nathan Tyson one in the first minute.

"There are plenty of positives we can take from this.

"We haven't lost again, we hung in there during the first half then tipped the momentum our way.

"If we could have just nicked a goal then it would have been a fantastic result."