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Orient's Front Four Threat

17 January 2014

Steve says defence will have to keep tabs on O's free-scoring front four

Crewe boss Steve Davis says his defence will have to contain Leyton Orient’s free-scoring front four if we are to bounce back from last weekend’s 4-2 defeat at Rotherham. Steve has long been an admirer of Russell Slade’s promotion chasing side and says that he has a consistent attack that most managers would envy this season. David Mooney has scored 15 goals so far this season, whilst his strike partner Kevin Lisbie has an impressive 13 goals. Winger Dean Cox is also in double figures for the campaign and lightening quick Moses Odubajo has seven to his name.

Orient arrive in South Cheshire in second place and yesterday completed the signing of Chris Dagnall following his release from Barnsley.

Ahead of the home clash with Leyton Orient, Steve told “Russell has done a great job and has added some players on loan when injuries or suspension have happened. That is the danger when you work with a smaller squad but he has managed it well and they are right up.

“They are up there challenging for promotion because they have quality players. They are hard to play against and have people in the team who will score goals. Their front four is hard to contain and they have all chipped in with a number of goals.

“Their forward players will be a test for us and much will depend on how we contain them. We have worked on that and then we will need our front four to cause them some problems as well, which they have done for a number of weeks now. We look more of a threat now.

  “That is the challenge for us and we go into the game with no fear because we are in some decent form ourselves. That is what this league is all about, facing good players and making sure we perform to the best of our capabilities.”

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