Sean Clohessy feels Leyton Orient can enjoy 'very good season' in League Two

PUBLISHED: 10:30 26 July 2016

Leyton Orient defender Sean Clohessy in action against Charlton Athletic. Pic: TIM REDER

Leyton Orient defender Sean Clohessy in action against Charlton Athletic. Pic: TIM REDER


Experienced right-back reflects on goalless draw with Charlton Athletic and competition for places in the squad

Leyton Orient captain Robbie Weir knocks the ball forward against Charlton Athletic. Pic: TIM REDERLeyton Orient captain Robbie Weir knocks the ball forward against Charlton Athletic. Pic: TIM REDER

Sean Clohessy believes Leyton Orient can enjoy success this season as long as they cut out silly mistakes.

The O’s dominated numerous matches last year in League Two, but often conceded after an error and it cost them come the conclusion of the campaign.

Andy Hessenthaler’s men impressed against Charlton Athletic on Saturday, however, and created the better opportunities.

But the Addicks did have a decent chance midway through the first half when Tom Parkes was caught on the ball and Brandon Hanlon ran through on goal.

Charlton’s forward dragged his effort wide so the error didn’t matter, but Clohessy believes they need to cut that out before August 6 when they visit Cheltenham Town.

He said: “They didn’t create much and we didn’t create much ourselves, but the clearer chances we had. At the end of the day they are from a league above so we need to take positives from Saturday’s game.

“The chances we gave away were brought on ourselves to be fair like Parkesy made a little mistake and it allowed Charlton the impetus.

“It is little things like that which people don’t realise are a massive part of the game. We were very on top and then they thought they could push us back, but if we can cut that out we’ll have a very good season.”

Hessenthaler would have taken a number of positives from the friendly and one was the performance of Robbie Weir.

After being confirmed as the O’s first-team captain on Friday, the ex-Northern Ireland under-21 international was excellent against Charlton.

He is competing with fellow new recruit Liam Kelly as well as Sammy Moore and Nigel Atangana for a starting spot.

“Robbie is a good player and him and Liam in midfield have done very well, they are both comfortable on the ball,” said Clohessy.

“They get around the pitch and are great additions alongside the boys we already have like Sammy and Nigel.

Clohessy continued: “You literally have two senior players for every position and you need that with the loan window changing.

“You can’t loan one in so if somebody gets injured, you need somebody else to come in and play so there is a lot of competition and you need to make sure you stamp your authority on your position.”

Orient continue their pre-season with a trip to local rivals Dagenham & Redbridge this evening. A 7.45pm kick-off at Victoria Road.

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