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Nolan frustrated with Luton loss

PUBLISHED: 18:10 05 March 2016 | UPDATED: 18:10 05 March 2016

Leyton Orient player-manager Kevin Nolan takes on his Notts County rival Alan Smith (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Leyton Orient player-manager Kevin Nolan takes on his Notts County rival Alan Smith (pic: Simon O'Connor).

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Player-manager reflects on another defeat at home and wasteful play in the final third

Leyton Orient player-manager Kevin Nolan was frustrated with the quality his team showed in the final third against Luton Town.

The O’s were beaten 1-0 by the Hatters at Brisbane Road after Jack Marriott scored the only goal of the game in the first half.

Shaun Brisley was at fault for the goal after the hosts failed to deal with a simple long ball from the away side.

One of the top performers for the visitors was former Orient defender Scott Cuthbert, now captain with Luton.

He won everything in the air and was colossal at the back, but Nolan was left more disappointed with his team.

The O’s boss said: “Hats off to Scott Cuthbert because he probably did defend well, but I’m not concentrating on them – I am concentrating on us and my team.

“I thought we were very good, we dominated the game and didn’t give them many chances. They didn’t offer a lot going forward, but Luton defend fantastically well and if I was their manager I would be delighted going away from here.

“They know how hard it is to come to Leyton Orient and get a result, but I’m more disappointed in our play in the final third.

“It was more down to us not getting the right crosses in or putting it in the right areas and failing to beat the first man and then over hitting a lot of things.

“I feel if we continue to play like that we’ll win more games than we lose and we have to go away and be positive about what we need to do this season. That is getting back to winning ways as quick as possible.”

Nolan was asked about the O’s inconsistent run of results at Brisbane Road as they have lost three of their last four matches now in E10.

And he believes poor mistakes are key and revealed they’ll be looking to work on it again during training this week.

“The pattern is we are giving sloppy goals away. That is the only pattern I am worried about at Brisbane Road,” added Nolan.

“I think there is always room for improvement. We have a lot of work to do on the training ground.

“I am very disappointed we couldn’t get that goal because I thought if we had, I think we would have gone on to win the game.”


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