I don't know if it's good
but I would translate it this way:
Klearchos said this: "The soldiers, both the ones of himself and the others, asked/encouraged him to lead the army."
Greek-English translations are really, really difficult for me...so I couldn't think of a better translation for [face=SPIonic]e)kei/nou[/face]
But I'm sure someone with better English skills than mine will help you too...