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Kevin Nolan: 'Nothing out of the ordinary about Leyton Orient clash'

Joe Jones

Kevin Nolan has played down any special significance towards Notts County's weekend fixture at Leyton Orient, describing it as just another game.

The 34-year-old began his managerial career at Brisbane Road in January last year as player-manager but was sacked by owner Francesco Becchetti in April despite his 47 percent win record.

Saturday sees the Magpies gaffer take his side back to his old stomping ground for a relegation six-pointer, with just one point separating the 21st-placed side in League Two and the second-from-bottom O's.

Nolan told the Nottingham Post: "I keep saying it every week, but it's just the next game for us.

"I said to the players that there is not a massive importance because we are playing a team around us. But if we lose this one and then win three on the bounce then this game gets put to bed.

"All we want is consistency, results and to start building a run of good form. We haven't been great away from home and that's something we are trying to put right.

"Obviously there is a bit of history there regarding me and Orient, but that gets put to bed. And if we do our job we give ourselves a great chance of getting three points."

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It will be out of the ordinary - our first away win since the beginning of time!

He never says anything particularly illuminating but I can see what he's trying to do - take the pressure off his players.

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We have to treat it like any other game, yet in truth it really isn't.

There will be a lot of pressure applied to the match, not only in the preparation or to Kevin Nolan, but because we are taking on a team who will need the points just the same as us. I don't expect them to play poorly, I think Orient will go for it and attempt to stop us from playing.

Oddly, I think we'd have more favour in winning if we was at home.

The fact Leyton Orient will be and considering their recent performances, I think it will make the game more like a local derby or typical cup final. Neither us or them will want to lose, so I am not expecting the game to anything but out of the ordinary.

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