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Swansea vs Orient Match Reactions

After yesterday's 0-0 draw at home to Leyton Orient, Swansea manager Roberto Martinez said he was happy with the attitude of his players.

He said: 'We did everything but score but I can accept the frustration because the players did exactly what I asked of them.

'Orient are fighting for their lives and they came out well organised, looking for a positive result and they made it difficult for us.

'But the attitude of my players was what we wanted. The goals will come because we are creating chances and if we keep with the same attitude then it will be fine.

'Perhaps we needed a little bit of luck to open them up but it didn't happen for us this time. But every point is a point gained.'


The Swans had a hatful of chances yesterday but their efforts were let down by some poor finishing.

Orient boss Martin Ling was happy with his defence after hanging on for a valuable point.

He said: 'It was a ground-out point but I think my team has to take the plaudits because defensively we were spot on.

'I don't think we asked enough questions going forward but we ground it out and if someone offered me a point before the game I would have taken it.

'We lacked a bit of quality going forward on the ball at times but it's another point and I have faith our football will show through when it matters over the coming weeks, as long as we get the first part of the job done the same.

'The sending off came at a bad time but I thought we sat it out comfortably.'


Captain for the day Alan Tate also commented on new boss Martinez and said: "He's done little things like getting the squad eating together in the morning,"

"He's only had two games so far, but he's got the side performing well.

"I enjoyed captaincy in the (injury) absence of Darren Pratley and Garry Monk, I'd like to do it again."


Orient keeper Garner kept the visitors in the game with a number of fine saves and he added: "It's not my job to criticise officials, but there was no malice in the game yet we saw seven yellow cards and one red,"

Tate also agreed: "It wasn't a nasty game, the ref lost it a little bit before the sending off.

"It needs to be looked at, people are getting red cards all the time and it's spoiling the game."

Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Sunday March 4 2007
Time: 5:50PM

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