Search

Liverani ‘convinced’ Orient will survive

PUBLISHED: 08:45 04 March 2015

Action from Leyton Orient's clash with Bristol City (pic: Simon O'Connor)

Action from Leyton Orient's clash with Bristol City (pic: Simon O'Connor)

Simon O'Connor Photography

Boss encouraged despite losing to leaders

O's boss Fabio Liverani (pic: Simon O'Connor)O's boss Fabio Liverani (pic: Simon O'Connor)

Leyton Orient boss Fabio Liverani is convinced his side will avoid the drop from League One, despite their 3-1 defeat against leaders Bristol City at Brisbane Road last night.

O’s went into the match having won three of their four previous matches to move up to 21st in the table and took an early lead against the Robins thanks to Chris Dagnall.

But Luke Freeman levelled and Aden Flint’s bullet header put the visitors in front, with captain Aaron Wilbraham sealing the points in the second half.

Nonetheless, Italian Liverani was encouraged by what he saw and said: “I am pleased with the performance, I’m convinced even more that if we keep playing like this we will avoid relegation.

Chris Dagnall puts 
Orient ahead against Bristol City (pic: Simon O'Connor)Chris Dagnall puts Orient ahead against Bristol City (pic: Simon O'Connor)

We faced the first in the table, they’ve got very good players and the difference is the two chances.

We created chances, we’ve been in the game until the end and yes we lost but I’m very pleased with the performance.

We had a good start and we were fit throughout the whole game. We played good football with the ball and again physically.

We lost the game but I’m convinced with these performances we are on the right track.”

Orient new boy Luke O'Neill in action against Bristol City (pic: Simon O'Connor)Orient new boy Luke O'Neill in action against Bristol City (pic: Simon O'Connor)

Liverani had the rare luxury of being able to name Orient’s first unchanged side of the season, following Saturday’s 2-0 win at Walsall, but revealed he may well have to tinker with his line-up for the trip to Peterborough at the weekend.

He added: “We have recovered basically almost all the injured players so we don’t have any more injuries, so we kept the same formation.

“Normally when you play every three days three games in seven days it’s the third match is normally the one where you struggle a bit more physically.

“The players will have a day off to recover physically and mentally then we will have Thursday and Friday to prepare the game for Peterborough, but for us there might be some slight changes.”


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the East London Advertiser. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Latest East London Sports News

Yesterday, 17:24

An unbeaten county-best 55 by Jack Leaning helped Kent to hold their nerve and land a four-wicket win with only two balls to spare over south group rivals Essex Eagles in Canterbury.

Yesterday, 15:53

West Ham boss David Moyes has been impressed with Mikel Arteta’s start to management at Arsenal but is eager to provide a bump in the road when they face off this weekend.

Thu, 10:00

West Ham United fan and budding journalist Kwame Boakye gives his views on the club’s performance during the opening weekend.

Wed, 17:17

Aron Nijjar celebrated career-best bowling figures as Vitality Blast holders Essex Eagles thrashed Hampshire by 54 runs to keep their faint quarter-final dreams alive.

Wed, 12:00

League cricket bid farewell to Victoria Park for another year with a one-off rescheduled match, as the unbeaten Royal Tigers took on local rivals Sylhet, with the Division Three title going to whichever team won the game.

Wed, 12:00

It was a busy weekend at Lee Valley with Wapping men’s 1st XI enduring three tough pre-season friendlies.

Wed, 11:00

Midfielder Declan Rice became the youngster West Ham United player to reach 100 Premier League appearances when he faced Newcastle United, at the age of just 21 years and 242 days.

Wed, 10:00

Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton admitted it means ‘a hell of a lot’ to progress into the third round of the Carabao Cup where they will face Tottenham Hotspur.

PROMOTED CONTENT

For the past six months, employers and employees have been adapting to ways of working from home. The green light has now been given to many people to go back to offices safely. From flexible hours and staggered starting times to deep cleaning, we’re getting ready for new ways of working.

School’s in for summer – and beyond – with health experts agreeing that pupils safely returning to their studies is “positively” the right thing to do. It’s vital for all children’s welfare, not just in terms of students’ future education but also mental and physical well-being, as well as social interaction of classmates.

The NHS Test and Trace system provides protection for family, friends, colleagues and the community, and is here to keep all of us safe and allow us to enjoy summer safely. We take a look at how the system is working and talk to one member of the thousands of team members about her experiences.

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