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PREVIEW: Hessenthaler - 'We need to improve'

19 April 2016

Hessenthaler previews tonight's encounter with the Pilgrims

Andy Hessenthaler knows there has to be an improvement from the O’s when they take on Plymouth Argyle tonight.

Orient picked up a 3-2 home win over Dagenham & Redbridge on Saturday, and while pleased to get back to winning ways at the weekend, believes the side will have to raise their game against the fifth-placed visitors.

“It is a massive game and we need to improve on what we showed at the weekend and in terms of the goals that we gave away,” Hessenthaler told leytonorient.com.

“Plymouth are a very good team and having won on Saturday at Portsmouth they will be full of confidence.

“We know what we have got to do. We have to make sure we put in another performance tonight and try and get the positive result we all want.”

Injuries and illnesses have beset the O’s squad in recent weeks and provided an update on the likes of Sammy Moore, Jobi McAnuff and Nigel Atangana, with the latter coming off on Saturday with a hamstring problem.

 “Hopefully Sammy will be available for tonight but he has had a bad virus and has been out for a while,” he added.

“Jack Payne was back on the bench against Dagenham but hasn’t done a lot of training and Nigel picked up a hamstring problem in the Dagenham game so is a doubt, while Jobi will be out for a few more weeks.”


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