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Leyton Orient boss Liverani: Colchester showed more hunger and desire

21:58 24 January 2015

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O's boss Fabio Liverani (centre) insists the O's are in a relegation battle. (pic: Simon O'Connor)

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Italian manager reflects on 2-0 defeat to Colchester United.

Leyton Orient boss Fabio Liverani admitted after today’s 2-0 loss at Colchester United that the O’s are in a relegation battle.

A goal early on in each half from Gavin Massey and Kaspars Gorkss was enough to defeat a below-par Orient, despite the U’s having Elliot Hewitt sent off late on for a late challenge on Romain Vincelot.

And Liverani admitted his side lacked the desire and hunger to get anything from the match.

“We have to fight until May 2 – the last game of the season – to avoid relegation,” said Liverani.

“Last season was great but it is in the past, so this season is a battle to avoid relegation.

“We knew that Colchester would push a lot in the first 20 minutes and we prepared for the game in that way but then on the pitch it was a different story. They showed more hunger and desire than us.”

Liverani handed debuts to new loan signings Neal Eardley and Ryan Hedges in the defeat, and was particularly impressed with the latter, however, he admitted the team performance wasn’t up to scratch.

“I am happy with the performances of the two loan players – Ryan Hedges and Neal Eardley,” he added.

“Hedges in particular had some good ideas and he played some dangerous balls but when I mean it wasn’t a great performance, it wasn’t about individuals it was more the unit as a whole.

“We didn’t have enough hunger as apposed to Colchester. They were hungrier. We had three or four chances, they only had two but they won and they deserved it.”

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