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Mooney confident O's can upset Tigers

FORMER League of Ireland star Dave Mooney is confident that his Leyton Orient side can get past big-spending Hull City and into the next round of the FA Cup.

Hull, who will this week complete a £2million deal to sign Ireland international Robbie Brady from Manchester United, had to come from behind to earn a 1-1 draw at home to Orient, after Dubliner Mooney (pictured) gave the London side the lead.

The sides now meet again in a third-round replay but Mooney, who had spells with Shamrock Rovers, Longford Town and Cork City, believes Orient can make it through.

"If we play as well as we have done and take one or two chances then we've got a great chance," said Mooney.

"We have the replay at home and if we play as well again, and they are below par again, then we'll win the game.

"I don't think that beating them would have been that much of a shock, given how well we played."

Hull boss Steve Bruce was baffled by his side's display, even allowing for the fact that he made nine changes to his starting XI.

"We can't be any worse playing down at Orient than we were playing out there on Saturday," said Bruce.

"Only three players -- the two central defenders and the goalkeeper -- came anywhere near to producing what they can. The one thing you can say is that a lot of the players need more games.

"However, we had an experienced team out there and they did not perform."

Hull, meanwhile, have allowed Ireland youth cap Jamie Devitt to join non-league side Grimsby Town on loan for the rest of the season.

The 22-year-old has been at Hull for five years but has managed only seven league starts for the Tigers in that time, and City boss Bruce has allowed Dubliner Devitt to join the Conference side.