Williams defends McGleish miss

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Leyton Orient manager Geraint Williams refused to criticise Scott McGleish for his first-half spot-kick miss as his side lost 2-1 at Millwall.

The veteran marksman spurned an early chance from the spot before Simon Church put Orient ahead. And even though former Brisbane Road striker Gary Alexander won the game for Millwall with a brace, Williams was not placing to much emphasis on the missed penalty.

"It was the first one I've seen him side-foot," Williams admitted. "He has smashed all the others but I'm not going to tell Scott how to take them because I wasn't a very good penalty taker myself."

He added: "I didn't think it was a disappointing performance. We came here and gave a very good account of ourselves and what we've just said in the dressing room is the things between success and failure are very small.

"Those small things are very, very important and we've switched off on a long ball up field, which we should have dealt with and had dealt with all afternoon.

"We didn't deal with one and we paid for it with a clinical finish."

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