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REACTION: Cavasin - 'Performances have to improve'

Posted: Wed 23 Nov 2016
Author: leytonorient.com

O's boss on last night's loss to Exeter

O’s boss Alberto Cavasin admitted performances have to improve quickly in order to move back up the table following last night’s 1-0 home defeat to Exeter City.

Following last night’s result, Orient now sit just above the relegation zone on goal difference going into this weekend’s encounter at Doncaster Rovers.

Cavasin was pleased with the  the second half showing, but knows ultimately an improvement in results has to come sooner rather than later.

“We have to improve our performances, we cannot afford to concede as many goals as we are and we need to start making the most of our chances,” he told leytonorient.com.

“We created some chances, but we also conceded a number of opportunities as well. In the second half there was a lot of character and we created more chances and we played well With a good physical intensity.

“At the end of the day though it wasn’t enough and we have lost another game, which is obviously very disappointing.

“We didn’t finish well, but we were agonisingly close on several occasions. They had luck on their side on occasions with deflections, but we didn’t test the goalkeeper enough.”

Another plus point for the O’s boss was the performance of second year scholar Myles Judd on his full debut.

“Judd produced a perfect performance, building up play as well as in the defensive phase,” he added.

“He never struggled and the best thing from tonight’s game was his performance. It wasn’t the only positive though – in the second half we showed courage and strength from all the players out on the pitch.”

Cavasin made two changes at the break with skipper Robbie Weir and Callum Kennedy coming off through illness and injury respectively, which had reduced their capacity to train in the build up to last night’s game and may now be doubts for the trip to Doncaster this weekend.

“The two players I changed at half time – Kennedy and Weir - have been struggling with injuries and illness which has forced them to miss training so we were forced into those substitutions,” revealed the 60-year-old.