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Waddock's joy at formation reshuffle success

GARY Waddock was delighted to see his formation gamble pay off against Leyton Orient.

Gary Waddock

GARY Waddock was delighted to see his formation gamble pay off against Leyton Orient.

The Blues boss switched to a 4-3-3 in their vital home win against the Os which included a fantastic first-half blitz that saw them go in 4-0 up at the break.

Orient hit back with two goals in the second-half but it was a victory that delighted Waddock who was pleased with how his players adapted to their new shape.

“We needed to win the game and we got as many attackers on the park as we could,” he said. “We had the personel to be able to do it. I haven't used it a lot since I have been here but I like to have three in the middle of the park.

“It worked and I thought they (Orient) found it difficult to cope with the change because we are normally a 4-4-2.”

Waddock saw his side survive some scary moments in the second-half against Orient but was happy with how his side dug in and got the points.

“First-half tonight was very, very good,” he said. “Second-half was always going to be difficult but we needed to do a professional job and we saw the game out.

“The most important thing is the three points and the win. I think they are a very important three points. It was a home game on the back of a poor performance and result and we had a reaction from the players who were outstanding in first-half.”

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