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REACTION: Nolan delighted with Orient's response

20 February 2016

Player-manager happy with third away win on the spin

Player-manager Kevin Nolan was pleased with the response he had from his Orient team after they picked up a 1-0 win at Notts County this afternoon.

Shaun Brisley's first goal for the Club on his 200th Football League start in the second period was enough for the O's to maintain their undefeated run on the road since Nolan took charge.

The 33-year-old also highlighted the impact of substitutes Ollie Palmer, Calaum Jahraldo-Martin and Jack Payne in the game, and is delighted to have so many options available to him within the squad.

“I am delighted with the response of the players that came in, including when the substitutes came on," he told leytonorient.com.

"Ollie Palmer came on and made a big statement to the coaching staff and I today. He relieved a lot of the pressure and linked up well with Jay. Armand done really well so there’s little things for me to think about.

"Calaum came on and gave us the width we needed at that time in the game and Paynie came on for myself just to settle the game down so it is nice to have all those options and that’s due to the work of everyone upstairs."

The win came on the back of last weekend's 4-0 home defeat to league leaders Northampton Town and Nolan added: “It was important after last weekend. I thought we limited them to very few chances but it was always going to be a tough game. Conditions were difficult and to come here and get the 1-0 win and another clean sheet was fantastic."

Brisley fired the ball home from close range and while the goal isn't going to win any awards, you were not going to find the O's player-manager complaining.

“I have never seen a scrappy goal," said Nolan with a smile on his face. "When you score one like that  you are delighted. We work equally hard on defending and attacking at set pieces and we kept it in the box which is the main thing and we got the finish which was needed."



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