Leyton Orient’s Kevin Nolan admits to hurt after Cambridge defeat | Jeremy Alexander

31 January 2016 22:30
Orient’s player-manager suffered his first reverse since taking charge after winning his two previous gamesReality caught up with Kevin Nolan on Saturday. Appointed by Leyton Orient as player-manager nine days previously, he had supervised two wins. Just as significant were two clean sheets. Orient had managed only one in 21 League Two games and gone 11 without one. Now they reverted to type and lost 3-1 at home to Cambridge United.“If it had been the first game, I could have taken it on the chin,” Nolan said. “It hurt a bit more after the last two performances.” At least the six points took Orient to sixth. Nine would have put them fifth. As it is, the O’s are ninth, only two places and two points above the U’s. There is time for both new managers to make their mark. Shaun Derry, succeeding Richard Money in mid-November, has already taken his side from 18th. “The potential here has got legs,” he said when he arrived. Related: Leyton Orient president Francesco Becchetti handed six-match stadium ban Continue reading......read full article

Source: TheGuardian