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Leyton Orient head coach Steve Davis pleased with pre-season

PUBLISHED: 14:00 01 August 2017 | UPDATED: 14:32 01 August 2017

Leyton Orient manager Steve Davis during Billericay Town vs Leyton Orient (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Leyton Orient manager Steve Davis during Billericay Town vs Leyton Orient (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Leyton Orient head coach Steve Davis is pleased with pre-season but admits he wishes they had more time to prepare.

David Mooney wearing the captain's armband against Billericay Town (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)David Mooney wearing the captain's armband against Billericay Town (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

The O’s have brought in 13 new faces into the club and have only had weeks to gel as a team and the former Crewe Alexandra manager Davis believes more time would have been nice.

“I think so, I would have liked more time to work with them, I would have liked another couple of weeks.

“I think we’re a couple of weeks behind where I would like to be.”

Davis revealed they’ve recruited certain players to fit the systems they want to play at the club and believes it is already paying dividends.

“We’ve literally brought in players to fit a certain way of playing and I think they’re having a real go at doing that, both in and out of possession.

“There is some really good moves and some good little combinations that are very pleasing and it just shows that the training ground practices are coming into use on the pitch and that’s what we’ve got to try do, bring it into the games on a Saturday and a Tuesday.”

The first summer signing David Mooney returned to the club after two seasons at League One Southend United and was appointed club captain last week.

Mooney took the armband in the absence of first team skipper Charlie Lee for the match against Billericay Town and Davis admitted it’s his excitement about the club and experience that gives him a big role to play this upcoming season.

“We’ve all got a big part to play and he’s got a big heart and a big part, he wants the club to do well and wants to be a part of that,” he admitted.

“He’s very excited about the season, I’ve known him prior to coming to the football club and he’s very excited about what he has seen and he has worked with some very good players previously on his previous spell here.

“He’s got a little glint in his eye, I think he knows that hopefully something is going to happen here.”


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