Moore insists Orient know what to expect in League Two this season

PUBLISHED: 12:00 07 August 2015

Leyton Orient's Sammy Moore (pic: Simon O'Connor)

Leyton Orient's Sammy Moore (pic: Simon O'Connor)

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O’s midfielder discusses opening game of the campaign against Barnet and what to expect in this division

Leyton Orient midfielder Sammy Moore believes League Two will be tough this season, but he feels the Brisbane Road club have the experience needed in their management team.

The 27-year-old believes O’s head coach Ian Hendon and assistant boss Andy Hessenthaler, as well as first team coach Kevin Nugent, will ensure the players are prepared for what is to come this year.

After moving to E10 on a free transfer this summer following his release from AFC Wimbledon, Moore knows what to expect from the division.

He said: “It is a hard league and especially this year because quite a few teams have spent a little bit of money.

“You are going to get games where you need to dig in, it isn’t going to be pretty football where you pass it from the back and we score every week.

“It is going to be about second balls and all the nitty gritty stuff that you need to do. All the boys are aware of that.

“We have a great manager and assistant, plus ‘Nuge’ as well, so they know the league and we will be prepared for Barnet on Saturday, we know exactly what they will do.”

Orient begin life in the fourth tier with a home match against London rivals Barnet and Hendon’s team will be hoping to start with a win against his old club to firmly banish the memory of relegation last term.

Everyone is keen to forget the awful 12 months that occurred after losing the 2014 play-off final to Rotherham United on penalties and then suffering relegation from League One.

Moore added: “Let’s hope we start with a win and I have no doubt that we will.

“The fans will be right up for it and so will we, so let’s make sure we walk off the pitch after Saturday’s game against Barnet with three points.

“I’m new to the club and haven’t really focused much on what has gone on last season, we are just looking ahead to this year.

“We are putting what happened last season behind us, we aren’t thinking about that. We are just thinking about what we will do this year.”

Moore expects competition for places to be fierce this season and knows he has a battle to win a starting berth.

But he believes that will ensure nobody is resting on their laurels when the season begins, adding: “We have got some really good players here.

“It is going to be hard to get in the team, but players from one to 11 know they’ve got to work their socks off to make sure they stay in the team and that can only be a good thing.”

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