Justin Edinburgh’s men welcome Gateshead having had a busy week on the road, firstly the team defeated AFC Fylde 0-1 last Saturday, before they overcame Chester on Tuesday night in Cheshire in the Vanarama National League.
Orient progressed through to the FA Trophy Quarter Finals in dramatic fashion when David Mooney’s injury time chip restored the lead and secured the win for the O’s at Dover’s Crabble Athletic Stadium.
Gateshead come in to the fixture on the back of a 1-1 draw with Barrow, when Jordan Preston’s 80th minute levelled secured a point for The Heed.
The visitors progressed through to the Quarter Finals after they defeated Maidstone 3-0 in their Third-round replay.
The reverse fixture at the Matchroom stadium ended 0-2 to Gateshead when Jordan Burrow struck twice, once in the 9th and again in the 80th minute, to see the O’s slump to their ninth league game without a win in late October 2017.
If the scores remain level at full-time, the tie will head to a replay on Tuesday, February 27.
George Elokobi suffered a hamstring injury in the warm-up at Chester on Tuesday night and may be a doubt for this weekend’s fixture despite light training this week.
Jobi McAnuff remains a doubt after he sustained a neck injury last week and has missed out on the two away trips to AFC Fylde and Chester in the past week.
Dan Holman, Sam Ling and Nathan Mavila are ineligible for the FA Trophy and will not feature this weekend.
IN THE BUILD UP
Assistant Coach Ross Embleton ahead of this weekend’s clash – here
Dan Happe previews the FA Trophy tie – here
The Club are pleased to launch the website for the International live-stream of Saturday’s FA Trophy Quarter Final tie with Gateshead.
To subscribe to the stream, please visit: https://ozonelive.streamamg.com/ The stream, which is sponsored by Baskin Robbins, is priced at $9.99 (£7.12) and will be available to fans outside the UK. Football Association rules prohibit streaming of 3pm fixtures on a Saturday within the UK.
All subscribers will be given an exclusive one use online Club Shop discount following the live stream, which will be sent via email no later than Tuesday February 27.
However, tickets are still available for Saturday’s match and are currently on sale at half-price, so come on down and support the lads as they continue their quest to reach Wembley!
Tickets are now on general sale and cane be purchased in person at the O’s ticket office on Oliver Road, open 9.30am-4.30p, Monday to Friday, online by clicking here or over the telephone on 0871 310 1883.
The ticket office opens at 10am on Saturday, but we encourage supporters tobuy in advance to avoid long queues on the day of the game.
If you live in the UK but can’t make the game, follow live updates through the official Twitter feed, or listen to audio commentary from Dulcet Dave on Ozone.
Audio commentary will be available through the match centre which will appear at the top of the leytonorient.com homepage, with commentary starting 30 minutes before kick-off.
Match report and reaction following the game will appear on leytonorient.com.
The Club are pleased to welcome Outside Event Caterers to the Matchroom Stadium.
Fans from this Saturday will witness the improvements made to the various catering outlets around the concourses. Furthermore, improvements have been made to the food offering. Read more – here