Peters relishing Orient challenge

ASSISTANT manager Mark Peters is aiming to name the club s strongest XI when they take on Leyton Orient at Clarence Park tonight (Thursday). After playing at Brackley on Tuesday night, the majority of City s first team squad were given the night off last

ASSISTANT manager Mark Peters is aiming to name the club's strongest XI when they take on Leyton Orient at Clarence Park tonight (Thursday).

After playing at Brackley on Tuesday night, the majority of City's first team squad were given the night off last night in preparation for tonight's clash with Orient, who come in to the game off the back of a fantastic 6-1 win over Newcastle United and Peters believes it will be a great test for the players.

"We'll feel we've got a strong side out," he said. "What they've done against Newcastle is fantastic for them but we start afresh and it's up to them to come and break us down.

"We're still looking to play to our strengths. It's a really good work out for us, they're a really good team and it's what we can get out of it now for a season that's coming quickly," he added.


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With Steve Castle away, Peters has taken control of the team and the former Kings Lynn man is really enjoying his time at Clarence Park.

"I'm really enjoying my time here. The attitude I've seen not only in training but towards games has been good. It was really good on Tuesday to see a strong team put in a strong performance that I was very pleased with. We had three or four (goals) disallowed, obviously offside is debatable, but I was really pleased with the movement and the attitude.

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Peters says moving into coaching felt like the right thing to do and the 37-year-old Welshman is getting great enjoyment out of the job.

"I was half way through my A-Licence, obviously I've had a long career and it seemed a natural step," revealed Peters. "It's more about getting the opportunity and it came along because I've know Steve, I worked with him at Cambridge. Like I say I've loved every minute, I like working with the boys, I like coming in every day with the boys and having a laugh with them but also getting them to work hard.

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