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Col U -vs- Leyton Orient: Q & A Interview!

Col U -vs- Leyton Orient: Q & A Interview!



Wecome to the latest in our Q & A preview series, with answers from the Leyton Orient perspective, ahead of tonight's League Cup clash at the Community Stadium, provided by O's Mad.


Q: While The O's got a surprise 6-1 win against Newcastle, you were less impressive against another Essex-based team, Dagenham & Redbridge. How didyour fans react to those games and what was pre-season like overall?

Pretty average apart from the Newcastle game, which was an impressive performance, albeit against a side that played poorly. Williams should be sacked for playing a team that let in a goal against that lot! Our pre-season brought a a shrug-of-the shoulder reaction.

Q: Reviewing your first win of the season on the Football League Showat the weekend, the BBC commentator said Orient could be worth keeping aneye on this season in League One. Would you agree?

Yes, if we can keep the top 14 or so players injury free. The worry is the lack of our squad's strength-in-depth.

Q: Scott Mcgleish is a possible returnee against us for the fixtureand one we know about. Who else should Colchester look out for?

Sean Thornton, Jason Demitriou and Jimmy Smith.


Q: Do you really care about the Cup game and can many away fans beexpected to show up?

League One is far more important for us, but the Cup can be a good for a money-spinner, especailly if we can get through to face a Premier League team. Difficult to say how many fans will turn up, so I will cop out and say the same amount as last season!

Q: What did you make of the U's league record win, 7-1 against Norwichon Saturday?

You played excellently; however Norwich may have been over-confident and complacent as regards League One standard. They will learn!

Q: Geraint Williams was successful with Colchester in his time. Is hethe right manager for you?

Totally. Has been excellent since joining.

Q: Has Geraint got he got any affectionate or novel chants to his nameyet?

Not really, yet, although no doubt they will come!

Q: Your ex-player, Matt Lockwood, could be a free signing now as Colchester seem prepared to let him go from his current contract. Given that Williams signed him for us from Nottingham Forest, would you take him back?

He was a class full back and a great player for us. Time has moved onhowever - so no.

Q: Where do you expect to end up come May?

Play-offs is a possibility, given strengthening of the squad. As it stands, injuries could derail us.


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Writer:Matt_Us
Date:Tuesday August 11 2009
Time: 3:20PM

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