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PREVIEW: 'It's A Tight League'

18 September 2012

Assistant boss predicts many more tight matches over the course of the season

KEVIN NUGENT believes the run of 1-0 scorelines both for and against the O's in recent weeks are indicative of the narrowing in class of all teams in League 1 this season.

The O's assistant boss says there isn't much to choose between many of the sides in Orient's division and that tight matches could be a feature of the months ahead.

Orient have come out on top in the last two of those four 1-0s in a row and Nugent would love to continue that run against Yeovil Town on Tuesday night.

He said: "It's a really tight league and on any given day anyone can beat anyone else. Teams are looking at the organisation of it, how theyre going to play and making themselves hard to beat.

"We've been hard to beat too, when you're keeping clean sheets or conceding one against, you've always got a chance of winning a game.

"The games have been tight, both the ones we have been beaten in and the games we have won, so I do see that as possibly the way the league is this season."

Orient have only conceded two goals in their last four matches and Nugent has been happy with the play at that end of the pitch.

He added: "Recruitment in the summer has helped on that, and the players have really responded to the work we've done on defending this season.

"It's good to see and it gives you a platform to build from. The result on Thursday showed our resilience too.

"We stayed in the game - we didn't play very well in the first half, but having ironed out a few details at half time, the players came out as a different group.

"We're looking to start like that now."

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