Sammy Moore says he is starting to get fully back into the swing of things after returning to playing.

The former AFC Wimbledon and Leyton Orient midfielder recently returned to action with Folkestone Invicta, having managed Leatherhead, Concord Rangers and Hemel Hempstead Town over the past three years.

Moore, 33, spoke about his return to the matchday rough and tumble in his extended interview this week with this site. He said: “Yeah, it’s obviously been a long time; three years not playing, then to go and put your boots back on, the gaffer understands that it’s gonna take a bit of time for me to get up to speed. I played at Bishop’s Stortford away on the Tuesday and I didn’t feel too bad, but when you haven’t played for such a long time, your muscles do ache a lot longer.

“Especially after last weekend I feel a lot fresher; if we had a game tonight, I would have been a lot fresher. To put my boots back on, though, the same buzz was there as when I made my debut in the Championship (for Ipswich Town against Sunderland, September 2006).

“The main thing was I wanted to be close to home, I wanted to enjoy my football, and playing under one of the longest-serving managers (Neil Cugley) is certainly a good fit for me, and also good for my (coaching) business as well.”

Read the full interview here

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