PREVIEW: Orient v Bradford City

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Bradford City will travel to East London in buoyant mood this evening having reached the FA Cup Quarter Finals on Sunday with a 2-0 win over Sunderland and having already defeated Premier League leaders Chelsea.

The cup run means they have games in hand and are in a good position to push for a play-off place over the final third of the season and a win over second placed MK Dons last time out in the league proves just that.

Orient gained a morale boosting victory over play-off chasing Chesterfield thanks to a brace from David Mooney and Dean Cox’s late stoppage time winner. The result moved the O’s off the bottom of the table and a win on Wednesday evening would move them out of the relegation places with no other teams in action.

The O’s have no new injury worries ahead of the game although Scott Cuthbert, Darius Henderson, Gianvito Plasmati and Andrea Dossena have missed out of late through injury or illness. John Lundstram’s loan comes to an end after this evening’s game although he hasn’t been involved in recent games, while long term absentees, Adam Legzdins, Lloyd James and Jay Simpson are all making good progress.

Bradford were victorious earlier in the season at Valley Parade with two late goals sealing the win. David Mooney equalised for the O’s with 15 minutes to go after Billy Knott had put the Bantams in front but a minute later, Chris Dagnall saw red for a challenge and Bradford took full advantage scoring a quick-fire double to gain the three points.  

The match referee will be Trevor Kettle.

Cash turnstiles are available for home supporters in the South and East stands.

Away supporters are situated in the East Stand on Brisbane Road and can also pay cash on the turnstiles.

Access along Oliver Road from the north of the stadium is not available this evening due to a road closure. For general travel information click here.

Hospitality guests can gain access through the main reception in the West Stand from 5.30pm while the Club Shop will be open up until kick off and for a short time after the final whistle.

If you are unable to make the game then follow all the action on Orient Player and don’t forget you can download a digital version of the matchday programme here.

Thank you to this evening’s Match Sponsors Spire Roding Hospital and Matchball Sponsors, Goldline.