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Davis On Lisbie Threat

23 August 2013

Boss says will have to cope with Orient's Know-How

Steve Davis has challenged his back four to try and keep League One’s most in-form striker Kevin Lisbie quiet this weekend. The Jamaican has hit four goals in four games, as the O’s sit top of the Sky Bet League One Table. His impressive start to the season has already seen him score twice against Coventry City in the Capital One Cup and net twice in the league against Carlisle and Stevenage.

Davis has not been happy with the number of goals we have shifted this season and although we have improved that in the last two fixtures against MK Dons and Tranmere, the Alex boss says this weekend’s trip to East London will provide an ideal test to see if we can continue in that vein.

Before embarking on the journey to London, Steve told the club’s official web-site: “Russell Slade is a very good manager at bringing the right sort of players into his Football Club. He has always done that and then he works hard to get the best out of them.

“Russell has brought in players who have experience and know about League One. That is important when you need to see games out, especially when it is tight. We are a young group and have struggled with that a bit this season. We are still learning with experience.

“Kevin Lisbie, is one of those experienced players who knows what this league is all about. He has started the season in a free scoring mood and he will be one of a few we will have to keep an eye on. Hopefully, we can stop him scoring and then test them ourselves.

He added: “We have conceded too many goals this season and I want us to start getting positive results on the back of some clean-sheets again, like we have done over the last 18 months.”

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