Williams looks to fixtures for some cheer
ORIENT boss Geraint Williams admits he is eagerly anticipating next week when the League One fixtures are released. There are some really big clubs in League One this year and I m looking forward to next week when the fixtures are out, he revealed. Onc
ORIENT boss Geraint Williams admits he is eagerly anticipating next week when the League One fixtures are released.
"There are some really big clubs in League One this year and I'm looking forward to next week when the fixtures are out," he revealed.
"Once they come out, I think it whets the appetite and I'm sure it will excite the fans."
With Norwich, Charlton and Southampton all being relegated and Leeds missing out in the play-offs, there will be a number of high-profile fixtures at Brisbane Road next season.
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"There will be some tremendous games, there is no doubt about that," said Williams, who shrugged off the fact that the bookies have installed Orient as one of the sides to struggle.
"I'm not a gambling man, but our aim is to hit the ground running when the season kicks off and win as many games as we can."
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The O's boss admits he has been frustrated by a lack of signings and still has just 14 players signed for next season.
"It's all still quiet, but hopefully things will start moving in the next couple of weeks," he said.
"We keep making calls and chasing things up.
"From my point of view, I'm keen to get things moving.
"I want to get the deals done and the players brought in and we are working hard to achieve that.
"Players don't want to commit themselves and they wait and see if there is a better deal out there.
"But things will happen," added the O's boss.
It seems midfielder Sean Thornton fits into that category after being offered a new deal. He has not put pen to paper and it could present another headache for Williams, who has several key positions to fill.