Search

Alberto Cavasin happy to have whole week of training with Leyton Orient squad ahead of Luton Town clash

PUBLISHED: 13:30 10 October 2016

Leyton Orient manager Alberto Cavasin urges his team on from the touchline (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Leyton Orient manager Alberto Cavasin urges his team on from the touchline (pic: Simon O'Connor).

07958 573219 simon.oconnor@virgin.net

Italian revealed O's have two solutions to ensure they stop conceding goals from set pieces after Saturday's loss to Portsmouth

Leyton Orient manager Alberto Cavasin knows he has to put square pegs into round holes at the moment.

With vice-skipper Liam Kelly stretched off early on in the 1-0 defeat to Portsmouth, the Italian played Gavin Massey and Jens Janse in the centre of midfield.

Massey is traditionally a winger and Janse has previously featured at right-back and right midfield since joining O’s.

After the break Alan Dunne, usually a full-back or central defender, played in the middle with Robbie Weir suspended and Nigel Atangana still struggling with a groin/hip flexor injury.

“We will have to make up a midfield against Luton Town,” said Cavasin via a translator last weekend.

“We were really close with Nigel’s total recovery, but before Saturday he was still not moving or training for 15 days. It is likely he will need a bit more time to gradually recover.”

The Italian is happy to have a whole week on the training ground, though, ahead of facing the Hatters next.

And the 60-year-old revealed he’ll be trying to make his team hard to breakdown and beat at Brisbane Road.

Cavasin added: “I have a whole week to work for Luton. We need to be compact to be ready for this important match.

“We need to have a very compact team that can move with its own manoeuvres, but has to be very structured in the way it plays football.”

The former Fiorentina boss will aim to spend more time working on set pieces during training this week.

Portsmouth’s Christian Burgess scored the only goal of the game on Saturday after heading home Carl Baker’s corner.

It is not the first time Orient have conceded from a set piece this season and it was a problem during the 2015/16 campaign.

Cavasin said: “I’ll have to talk with all of my team. There are only two solutions. We try to improve on man-to-man marking or play in a zone.”

Zonal marking failed to work under Fabio Liverani and many O’s fans will hope the current Italian manager decides to stick with marking players from set pieces.

Related articles

Latest East London Sports News

10:53

Leyton Orient goalkeeper Dean Brill has retired from playing football and will now join the cliub's first-team coaching staff alongside Ross Embleton, Danny Webb and Jobi McAnuff.

09:13

England will enter the 2020 Guinness Six Nations with a united squad after addressing any grievances over Saracens' salary cap scandal, described by Jonny May as the "elephant in the room".

Yesterday, 13:00

Jacob Ranson is joined by Dave Evans and Dan Bennett to discuss West Ham United, Leyton Orient, Dagenham & Redbridge and the latest in non-league football.

Yesterday, 12:00

Leyton Orient midfielder Josh Wright is determined to give the O's faithful something to cheer about when they take on Newport County this weekend.

Yesterday, 08:00

Leyton Orient are still hoping for new signings ahead of their League Two clash with Newport County this weekend.

Hammers slip closer to the drop zone after four-some Foxes see them off

Thu, 14:00

Tower Hamlets manager John Jatto is confident they will start winning more fixtures if they show the quality they've shown in tough fixtures in recent weeks.

Thu, 13:00

It was a 'mind-blowing' spell in the game when Leyton Orient was awarded a penalty and the aftermath that came from it says head coach Ross Embleton.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Cauldron Foods' comedy night will give vegans the last laugh as Vegan comics dispel vegan myths.

Riverside flats to let are coming on the market in East London - at highly competitive rents. Too good to be true? A not-for-profit landlord explains how it works…

It's now just under a month since All Points East took over Victoria Park with two weekends of world-class music and a programme of free community events.

Most read sport

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Most Read

Latest from the East London Advertiser