Sunday 17 December 2017

Mooney's eye is on Tigers cup revenge

LEYTON ORIENT striker David Mooney is out for revenge when the League One leaders take on Hull in the League Cup tonight.

Orient took the Tigers to a replay in last season's FA Cup and were narrowly beaten 2-1 after extra-time at Brisbane Road. "It will be a great game," Dubliner Mooney (inset) said.

"Obviously we played them twice last year, two really good games, and we are full of confidence – as they will be after they won on Saturday.

"So it will be a good game for both sides and if we continue with our good form, hopefully we can get a result."

Mooney was on target from the penalty spot against Crewe on Saturday as Orient made it four wins from four.

The former Shamrock Rovers, Longford, Cork City, Reading and Charlton frontman then revealed he had endured an emotional week following the death of his grandmother.

"On Saturday after the Stevenage game I got a call from my mum to say my nan was in intensive care," he added.

"The gaffer gave me some time off to go to Ireland and she passed away Tuesday.

"I came back to England on Wednesday and flew back to Ireland Thursday after training, then back to England Friday evening and then managed to play the game. It's been a bit of a whirlwind week, but thankfully it ended on a high."

Doncaster will be without Paul Keegan when they take on Leeds. Keegan's red card was the only thing to stand after their match at Charlton was called off at half-time – with Rovers leading 3-1 – due to a waterlogged pitch.

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