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REACTION: 'It's Disappointing'

29 September 2012

Manager unhappy with performance in defeat to Doncaster

ORIENT boss Russell Slade conceded his side didn't deserve anything from the game after they were beaten 2-0 by Doncaster Rovers on Saturday.

Doncaster's first half goals from Iain Hume and David Cotterill gave them the points and Slade was disappointed with the performance.

"I can't hide my disapppointment and I can't hide my frustration," he admitted. "We weren't bright enough today, particularly in the first half.

"They outfought us in the middle of the park, we didn't win second balls and couldn't get any fluency going.

"We huffed and puffed in the second period but overall we were second best.

"When you're up against a good team with experienced players you have to make sure you don't get beat.

"We didn't deserve anything out of the game."

Orient were without the midfield duo of Anthony Griffith and Martin Rowlands through suspension and injury and Slade felt their presence was missed.

He added: "We've had to change the midfield around, and we got the results with Rowlands there. I thought we missed him in midfield today, he gives us that knowhow, which they had in midfield with Harper.

"That's important and especially when games are tight. A lot of games are tight in this league and we missed a bit of savvy in there today."

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