Search

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

Archant

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.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the East London Advertiser. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Related articles

Latest East London Sports News

10:38

In-form West Ham forward Michail Antonio has been ruled out of Saturday’s trip to Liverpool, but David Moyes is hopeful he will not be missing for too long.

10:00

Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton admits they’re missing special moments without fans in the ground as they head into another hectic week.

Yesterday, 13:00

Leyton Orient captain Jobi McAnuff has backed English Football League chairman Rick Parry’s combative letter to the Government and revealed the toll on players caused by the continued absence of fans from matches.

Wed, 16:00

London Lions have added Great Britain centre Fahro Alihodzic to their roster as they approach the start of the domestic season and look to January’s FIBA Eurocup campaign.

Wed, 15:00

A programme to get more youngsters involved in outdoor sport is being started at Mile End stadium in the search for “the hockey stars of tomorrow”.

Wed, 13:00

West Ham United fan and budding journalist Kwame Boakye is feeling optimistic under manager David Moyes.

Wed, 10:00

Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton was ‘disappointed’ that his side failed to push on after early lead as they drew 1-1 with Exeter City.

Tue, 20:55

League Two: Leyton Orient 1 Exeter City 1

PROMOTED CONTENT

Did you know? UCAS gets almost 3 million university applications from around 700,000 people each year. That’s a lot of competition. So how can your son or daughter stand out? 

With winter fast approaching, it is now more important than ever for us all to carry on following COVID-19 precautions to help stop the spread of the virus by always observing the three-tier local restrictions and remembering three key words – Hands, Face, Space.

The NHS COVID-19 app can make a real difference to how we all tackle the pandemic, protecting our loved ones and those most at risk from coronavirus. Everyone aged 16 and over across England and Wales can download the app for free and play their part in combating the pandemic.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Latest from the East London Advertiser