PREVIEW: Maidstone United (H)

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Justin Edinburgh’s men were in league action, away last weekend at Ebbsfleet United, however goals from Jack King and Chris Bush saw the O’s succumb to defeat in Kent.

Maidstone come into the fixture on the back of a three-goal defeat at home against in-form Dagenham & Redbridge when former Orient loanee Lamar Reynold wrapped up the points with an injury time strike.

The Stones will be boosted by the announcement and return of John Still, who joined the Club earlier this week as the Head of Football with Hakan Hayrettin as the Head Coach.

The sides have met twice already this season but the last fixture with Maidstone United was in the FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round in October 2018. Orient fell to defeat after goals from former O Blair Turgott and debutant Elliott Romain.


First Team Development Coach Danny Webb revealed that both Jobi McAnuff and Craig Clay were in full training this week.

Latest signing Jamie Turley may be in line for his full debut this weekend after he started from the bench in his last outing, while Myles Judd is now available for selection following his one game suspension which he served last weekend.


Watch episode 24 of The O’s Show featuring First Team Performance Analyst Joe Austin and First Team Coach Danny Webb’s preview of the weekend here.


This afternoon’s referee is Leigh Doughty, Jonathon Block and Robert Evans will be the assistants with Neil Morrison as the fourth official. Doughty is in his first season at National League level. So far this season the official has brandished 29 yellow cards, two red cards and four penalties in his eight games this term.


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