Search

Leyton Orient boss Liverani: Colchester showed more hunger and desire

21:58 24 January 2015

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

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

Simon O'Connor Photography

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.”

Related articles

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ilford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ilford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ilford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Ilford Sports News

Yesterday, 17:09
Shomari Barnwell tries to poke home for Dagenham & Redbridge against Heybridge Swifts

Daggers coach says Leo Donellan, Shomari Barnwell and Scott Heard must do better if they want to break into starting XI

Yesterday, 16:00
Ilford boss Allan Fenn issues instructions at Cricklefield Stadium (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Fenn wants improvements against Southend Manor

Yesterday, 15:00
Barkingside manager Gus Gulfer (pic George Phillipou/tGS Photo)

Side manager slams side after losing to Motormen

Yesterday, 12:30
Ricky Eaton, joint manager of Redbridge (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Joint manager reflects on success over Barkingside

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

£3,000 goes a long way at Boots

Cosmetics, toiletries, vitamins and more. Boots is the number one choice when it comes to purchasing daily essentials.

Kit yourself out and go Apple mad!

If you’re obsessed with Apple or just love a good gadget, this is a prize that will blow you away! An incredible £3,333 to spend on Apple goodies! How would you like to be the proud new owner of the Apple Watch?

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Ilford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now