While pleased with aspects of his side’s play in the 2-1 loss to Luton Town this afternoon, O’s boss Alberto Cavasin admits his side have to be more consistent in their play if results are to improve.
Goals from Cameron McGeehan and Danny Hylton put the Hatters 2-0 up, and despite a late effort from striker Ollie Palmer, the O’s slipped to defeat.
On the defeat, Cavasin told leytonorient.com: “We were not consistent enough. The two goals we conceded show we were not consistent in our play, if we were then they would not have happened.
“We have to work as a team to play tighter and more compact, knowing that we also have to be more fluent during our offensive play, so there is a lot for us to work on in training.”
Aspect of the game did please Cavasin, adding: “There have been positives with the likes of Ollie scoring having been back in the starting line-up. At times in the game we did play how I want us to play but unfortunately we were not able to do that for the whole 90 minutes. It demonstrates that the team can do as instructed, but it has to be kept up for the full game.”
The Italian was pleased to have Nigel Atangana back involved in the starting XI, but also admitted the loss of vice captain Liam Kelly to a torn hamstring is a big blow.
“It was nice to have Nigel back. He is a very important player and he was back on the pitch with not much work in his legs,” said Cavasin.
“He performed well technically and physically. Liam is a big loss though and the injury will mean he is out for a long time. It is a loss for the whole team, but we know these situations and events can happen throughout a season.”