December 5 2013 Latest news:
By Tom Moore
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Leyton Orient captain Nathan Clarke sees no reason why his side can’t make it nine wins out of nine when they take on Walsall on Saturday.
The O’s are five points clear at the top of the league and maintained their 100 per cent record with a superb win at Brentford.
Confidence is sky-high at Brisbane Road and the 29-year-old knows that his team-mates will be motivated against the seventh placed Saddlers.
“The confidence has been there from day one of pre-season,” he said. “The confidence of the lads has been fantastic.
“It’s a massive game for us because it is the next game.
“If we can break another record then so be it. We’ll be looking at their strengths and weaknesses again.”
The Sky cameras were at Griffin Park on Monday night and Walsall are certain to analyse that game meticulously to spot any weaknesses.
And Clarke believes that the main thing they’d have taken from it is the need to be wary the O’s
“They’ll have done their homework and known the form that we’re in,” he added.
“They’ll have to be wary of certain players. Managers do their homework like we do.”
In form striker David Mooney scored his eighth goal of the campaign at Griffin Park and he is in no doubt that the O’s can carry on their supreme run.
“Of course we can,” the frontman said. “One or two games is a good run, three or four is a great run but eight is consistent.
“We’ve got a good side, players who have played at a higher level all across the board so there’s no reason it can’t continue.
“We just want to keep going for ourselves. We have a dressing room full of character.
“We’ve got another tough game on Saturday against Walsall, they are a good footballing side.
“And they will be looking to come to us - we have that thing on our back now - that they want to be the first side to beat us and we have to live with that.
“But we’ve lived with that for eight games and long may it continue.”
Clarke also expects Walsall to raise their game against the O’s, given their league leader status.
“I think if you’re not raising your game when you’re playing you shouldn’t be doing it,” the captain said.
“Every game is important be it the next one or the one after. You want to be playing. It’s just enjoyable at the moment.”