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Leyton Orient boss Andy Edwards disappointed with Doncaster Rovers defeat

PUBLISHED: 18:15 26 November 2016

Leyton Orient's Andy Edwards issues instructions from the touchline at Barnet

Leyton Orient's Andy Edwards issues instructions from the touchline at Barnet

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O's former Academy Manager confirms he picked starting XI and there was no interference from chairman Francesco Becchetti

Leyton Orient manager Andy Edwards conceded Doncaster Rovers equaliser on the stroke of half time was a real kick in the teeth at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Callum Kennedy’s 19th minute free kick had given O’s the lead, but Jordan Houghton levelled in the first minute of stoppage time to make it 1-1.

Liam Mandeville converted two penalties after the break to give Rovers a 3-1 League Two success and Edwards a loss.

He said: “I was very disappointed with the defeat. It was always going to be a very tough game as everybody knew up against one of the favourites to go up from the division.

“I thought we approached the match well, the application was good and attitude was very good and we started well.

“We stuck to the game plan and Callum scored a fantastic goal and it gave us a real chance of getting something from the match, but the goal just before half time was a real kick in the teeth for us.”

Among the positives for Orient were the performances of Aron Pollock, 18, and 17-year-old Myles Judd.

Pollock looked assured at the heart of O’s defence and Judd, in just his second start, caught the eye again at right-back.

Edwards added: “Both are good young players. 17 and 18-years-old and Myles over the past two games has been excellent. Aron hasn’t had a lot of football this year and he showed what he’s made of today.

“We have two players with real good potential like Josh Koroma and others within the squad. It doesn’t matter how old they are at the moment we just need to get positive results.”

Orient’s current boss was also asked about team selection with previous managers revealing chairman Francesco Becchetti had tried to be involved in picking the starting XI.

“I’m in charge of selection and there is absolutely no doubt about that. I’ve spoken to the chairman and he has an opinion like any, but I selected the team with no interference,” said Edwards.

“I didn’t make it clear before I was appointed, I just assumed I am the manager and I pick the team. I’ll let you know if I hear differently.”

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