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English Football League - League Two
Leyton Orient
Leyton Orient
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PREVIEW: Leyton Orient v Doncaster Rovers

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The O’s are back in E10 as League Two leaders Doncaster Rovers head to the Matchroom Stadium.

Orient lost out 5-0 in midweek at Accrington Stanley and slipped to the bottom of the league following the result. Doubles from Matty Pearson and Sean McConville, plus one for Billy Kee sealed the win.

Doncaster come into the game having kept up their unbeaten record at home with a 3-1 success over Notts County on Tuesday night.

Things didn’t start so well for Darren Ferguson’s side when falling behind to Richard Duffy’s 19th minute strike.

The hosts levelled things going into the break when James Coppinger netted his ninth goal of the campaign.

Former Orient captain Mathieu Baudry headed the hosts into the lead two minutes after half time, and they made sure of all three points when substitute Andy Williams found the back of the net in the last minute.

Rovers have lost only six league games this season, and they have all come away from their Keepmoat Stadium home at Accrington Stanley (3-2), Crewe Alexandra (2-1), Luton Town (3-1), Blackpool (4-2), Plymouth Argyle (2-0) and Carlisle United (2-1).



Orient boss Danny Webb on Doncaster Rovers encounter – here

Midfielder Liam Kelly on his return and facing the league leaders tomorrow – here


O’s boss Danny Webb will be boosted by the return of midfielder Liam Kelly following his return from suspension.

Both Nicky Hunt and Callum Kennedy picked up injuries at Accrington and are both doubtful, while Robbie Weir (ACL), Yvan Erichot (groin), Paul McCallum (fibula) and Sammy Moore (knee) all remain unavailable.

SKY BET BETTING (correct at the time of writing)

Leyton Orient are 17/4 outsiders to take three points from Saturday’s clash with Sky Bet League Two leaders Doncaster.

Pace-setting Rovers are 8/13 for the win, with the draw available at 11/4. Orient are 13/2 to win by exactly one goal.

Gavin Massey is rated the home side’s likeliest route to goal at 7/1 to score first and 9/4 anytime.


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