- Playing regularly in the Belgian Proximus League for OH Leuven has been a thrilling experience so far, says Elliott Moore
- The centre back has been a regular starter for former Foxes boss Nigel Pearson’s side since joining on loan in August
- Moore praised his new team-mates for helping him settle in Leuven
After impressing at both Under-18s and Development Squad level for the Foxes in recent years, the Coalville-born centre back made the first loan move of his career in August after signing a new two-year deal at King Power Stadium.
Making an immediate impact on his Leuven debut, Moore completed 90 minutes in a 7-1 routing of Cercle Brugge back in August, and has since helped the Belgian side climb the Proximus League.
They now sit second in the table, just two points off leaders Beerschot Wilrijk, and having also already found the back of the net for his new side, Moore says he can’t complain at the start he’s had in Belgium.
“It’s been a great experience,” Moore told LCFC TV. “The standard of football is really good and I’m learning a lot. Hopefully I’ll learn a lot more too in the coming months.
Moore Enjoying Leuven Life
Defender Elliott Moore speaks to LCFC TV about his loan spell at OH Leuven, which runs until January.
“I think it means a lot to the fans over here and to the players as well. Everyone wants to get promoted and win. It means a lot to the fans and the atmosphere is good, so it gets everyone going.
“I think the way that we’re going, we stand in good stead to get promoted. That’s definitely a goal for this season.”
The 6ft 5ins defender had enjoyed the experience of playing in front of a passionate crowd both home and away and believes that level of support provides him and his team-mates with a huge boost in confidence.
“I don’t feel that that’s added pressure because it gets you more up for it,” said Moore of King Power at Den Dreef Stadium’s atmosphere. “With everyone cheering, it gets everyone up for the game.
Elliott Moore in possession for the Belgian outfit.
“I think because it’s so competitive over here and it means so much, you tend to learn little things and how to handle different situations. Hopefully I’ll keep learning and improving as a player.”
Moore credited the Leuven players and staff for their warm welcome and with more challenges ahead, that will no doubt be vital in the coming months.
He added: “My girlfriend is over here and we’ve got a house, but all the lads have been very welcoming to me and we all get on as a big group.
“It’s been very easy to settle because obviously I was quite worried coming over here to another country with a different language.
“Everyone speaks very good English so they’ve been very helpful towards me.”
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