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Alberto Cavasin adamant he can help Leyton Orient improve after dropping back down League Two table

PUBLISHED: 08:00 23 November 2016

Leyton Orient players Gavin Massey (left), Robbie Weir (left, centre), Nicky Hunt (right, centre) and Tom Parkes show their disappointment after Exeter City open the scoring (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Leyton Orient players Gavin Massey (left), Robbie Weir (left, centre), Nicky Hunt (right, centre) and Tom Parkes show their disappointment after Exeter City open the scoring (pic: Simon O'Connor).

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Italian believes O’s squad can move away from danger and explains how Francesco Becchetti feels about current situation

Leyton Orient's Nigel Atangana screws a shot off target against Exeter City before Jay Simpson hits the rebound over the crossbar after a deflection (pic: Simon O'Connor).Leyton Orient's Nigel Atangana screws a shot off target against Exeter City before Jay Simpson hits the rebound over the crossbar after a deflection (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Alberto Cavasin insists he is the right man to get Leyton Orient out of trouble and believes the current group of players are good enough to move them up from 22nd in the League Two table.

The O’s lost an eighth consecutive match at Brisbane Road yesterday (Tuesday) going down 1-0 to Exeter City after Ollie Watkins’ 26th minute strike.

Orient were heading for the bottom two before Wycombe Wanderers scored an 88th minute winner at Newport County, which kept the Exiles rooted to the basement.

Cavasin, via a translator, said: “I think this group even if it is not proving it with the results, has the ability to come out from this situation.

“I don’t think it is easy to go and improve the squad in January because this group has to give us the substance to come out from this position.”

The Italian, who has overseen eight defeats in his 10 matches in charge, is certain he can lead O’s away from danger.

When Cavasin took over, Orient were 17th with 12 points from their opening 11 fixtures in the division.

But now they are just outside of the bottom two on goal difference and have only 18 points from 18 games.

“Am I the right man to get Orient out of this situation? Certainly. Yes. There can be many other managers even better than me, but now I’m here so I believe I can do it,” said Cavasin.

The former Sampdoria boss was asked what O’s chairman Francesco Becchetti makes of the current predicament.

It is understood Orient’s owner hasn’t been present at the previous two fixtures at Brisbane Road.

“You can imagine what a chairman that started wanting to win the league, put money in and can see day after day he hasn’t got the minimum amount of satisfaction in the results feels like,” said Cavasin.

“Meanwhile we can unload after the loss and train, he obviously can’t and is like our supporters. They have no satisfaction.”

Orient’s away fans have had more to shout about on their travels than at Brisbane Road, yet that might change this weekend.

Doncaster Rovers host the east Londoners on Saturday and boast an excellent record at the Keepmoat Stadium this season.

Cavasin, bizarrely, said: “We have to present ourselves to this match with a helmet, a knife and our teeth.”

What Orient need is a plan and 100 per cent commitment from all of the squad – they have neither right now.


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