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PREVIEW: Consistency now the key for Nolan as O's host Crawley

26 February 2016

Player-manager eager for home improvements

Four wins from six is a solid return for player-manager Kevin Nolan but he admits the target is now to find some consistency – starting against Crawley Town tomorrow.

Three of the victories have come away from the Matchroom Stadium, and have also brought about clean sheets as well.

However, it’s in stark contrast at home having conceded seven in the last two matches, and Nolan knows the importance of turning around their fortunes in front of tthe O's faithful.

“The most important thing is to find consistency and go on an unbeaten run – turning those losses into draws and then the draws into wins,” Nolan told Orient PlayerHD.

“At this moment in time there is a spike where one week we are winning a game, playing well and on the top of the world, and then the next week we are at the bottom of the sea because we have thrown away a disappointing game.

“It is now about finding that happy medium and start to churn out results. That’s what we are in at this moment in time in getting to the latter stage of the season.

“We need to start churning out results and if we do that I am very confident we can be in the mix come the end of the season.

“I am looking forward at being back at home at Brisbane Road and hopefully we will start making it a fortress.”

The O’s come up against a Crawley side who drew 1-1 with promotion hopefuls Plymouth Argyle last weekend, and while admitting he expects to make a few changes for tomorrow’s encounter, he is wary of the threat the Reds will pose.

“They are going to be very tough and they won’t make it easy for us,” he added.

“They have a few lads who can cause problems but hopefully we have covered that over the last few days in training and the lads will be well equipped and ready for it come tomorrow.

“We will be making a few changes tomorrow, which will hopefully be good changes, but we will see what happens.”


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