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I need to be playing, says Wingate & Finchley midfielder Freddy Moncur after Leyton Orient exit

PUBLISHED: 09:00 29 March 2018

Former Leyton Orient midfielder Freddy Moncur (right) in action for Wingate & Finchley against Tonbridge Angels (pic: Martin Addison).

Former Leyton Orient midfielder Freddy Moncur (right) in action for Wingate & Finchley against Tonbridge Angels (pic: Martin Addison).

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The son of West Ham United ace John struggled for opportunities at Brisbane Road, but is grateful he got to play for the O’s

Freddy Moncur lets fly for Leyton Orient on his senior debut at Luton Town in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy on September 1 2015 (pic: Simon O'Connor).Freddy Moncur lets fly for Leyton Orient on his senior debut at Luton Town in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy on September 1 2015 (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Freddy Moncur is very proud to have come through Leyton Orient’s academy and played for the first team, but is keen to kick-start his career after a challenging past 12 months.

The 21-year-old left Brisbane Road by mutual consent on February 9, ending a five-year spell with the O’s.

Moncur progressed through the youth-team and made his debut for Orient during the 2015/16 season, but departed earlier this year in search of regular first-team football.

He had hoped for a chance under Justin Edinburgh when the 48-year-old took over on November 29, but an honest conversation with the current head coach led to his exit and he has since joined Wingate & Finchley.

“It was definitely a hard decision to leave Leyton Orient,” said Moncur. “I had five years there, so had been there a long time and I loved being at the club.

“I’m very happy and proud to have come through the academy and to play in the first team on 11 occasions too.

“Obviously I wanted it to be a lot more than 11 times, but in football sometimes things are just not meant to be.

“I went to see Justin in February and he said he wasn’t going to offer me a new contract which was tough to take, but you have to move on and I need to kick-start my career again and I’m looking forward now.”

When Moncur’s time at O’s came to an end, there were a lot of fans disappointed to see him go.

It was always felt he never got the consistent run of games he needed to really show what he could do and now he will look to impress with Wingate.

With age on his side, there is still plenty of time for the talented midfielder to return to the professional set-up one day, but for now he is just enjoying playing regularly in the Bostik Premier.

Moncur added: “At my age now I need to play and the seasons seem to go a lot quicker too!

“I’m not actually a kid anymore and I love playing football. I want to play in every minute of every game and Wingate have given me the opportunity and hopefully I can kick on now because I need to be playing.”

All O’s fans will certainly wish Moncur all the best and be following his career with interest from now on.


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