O’s patience pleases Nolan

PUBLISHED: 11:00 29 February 2016

Leyton Orient forward Armand Gnanduillet fires in the opener against Crawley Town (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Leyton Orient forward Armand Gnanduillet fires in the opener against Crawley Town (pic: Simon O'Connor).

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Armand Gnanduillet’s brace earned them a win against Crawley and it could have been more comprehensive

Leyton Orient player-manager Kevin Nolan looks to make an impact against Crawley Town (pic: Simon O'Connor).Leyton Orient player-manager Kevin Nolan looks to make an impact against Crawley Town (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Leyton Orient player-manager Kevin Nolan was delighted with the patience his team showed against Crawley Town on Saturday.

The O’s dominated against the Reds in League Two and eventually earned a 2-0 win with Armand Gnanduillet bagging a brace.

He scored the opener three minutes before half time and doubled his tally with another in the 71st minute.

Orient might have won by more after creating numerous good opportunities, but had to initially bide their time before breaking the deadlock.

Nolan said: “We are going to have to get used to breaking teams down from now until the end of the season because the sides that come here are going to show us a bit of respect.

“We do that when we go away, you have to show the home team respect. A lot of patience went into Saturday’s match, but we handled the ball and did the right things.

“It was a good performance but there were things that I will be making sure the lads know they could have done better. I was delighted with the display, the clean sheet and of course the win.”

Gnanduillet’s opener caught everybody by surprise as the French forward held the ball up before smashing into the top corner from outside the box.

Nolan felt that goal demonstrated the strength he has at his disposal and admitted they could have scored more against Crawley.

He added: “With the quality we have in the squad, in any moment someone can produce what Armand has for his first goal.

“Once you do get 1-0 up the game starts to open up and I think we did that quite freely in the second half.

“It could have been three, four or five but hopefully we have saved them for Tuesday night at Carlisle United.”

Jerome Binnom-Williams started his second consecutive match for the O’s and made his home debut at Brisbane Road.

The 20-year-old looked very assured and delivered an improved performance compared to last week at Notts County.

Nolan was delighted with the Crystal Palace loanee and backed him to get even better with more games.

“As I said at Notts County, for his debut I thought he did really well and it was difficult conditions, but he did fantastic,” said the Orient player-manager.

“On Saturday you saw a bit more of what he is about, he is getting better and listening. That is one thing with young lads these days, you don’t get many of them who do, but Jerome wants to listen and do well.

“He works hard and he has all the attributes to be a top player and we have got him until the end of the season so wee can only help him get better.”

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