PREVIEW: Aldershot Town (A)

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Head Coach Justin Edinburgh oversaw thee wins in the last week, the latest against promotion hopefuls Wrexham AFC who travelled to The Breyer Group Stadium on Saturday at the top of the table.

The incredible atmosphere in E10 was aided by Marvin Ekpiteta’s 73rd minute strike to put the O’s ahead and re-claim top spot from the visitors.

Aldershot Town enter this fixture on the back of agonising defeat at Barrow AFC’s Holker Street.

John Rooney’s 90+7-minute penalty gave the hosts three points and mean Adam McDonnel’s leveller was in vein.

The Shot’s currently sit in 22 position but took a point back to Hampshire following a goalless draw at The Breyer Group Stadium back in November 2018.

TEAM NEWS

Assistant Coach Ross Embleton admitted Sam Ling and Jay Simpson were both withdrawn on Saturday due to slight knocks. The pair will be assessed before tonight’s fixture.

Otherwise, Edinburgh will have a similar squad at his disposal for the evening’s clash.

VIDEOS

A Special episode 30 of The O’s Show can be viewed here.

REF WATCH

Carl Brook will be out official tonight, he will be assisted by Daniel Berry, Ryan Whitakerand Luke Donaldson. Brook has taken charge of the O’s on two occasions this season, the first came against Sutton United in September and his second was against Gateshead in December. The official has taken charge of 22 National League games, handed out 80 yellow cards, eight red cards and seven penalties so far this term.

COVERAGE & LIVE STREAM INFORMATION

Tonight’s game is being live-streamed for our international O’s, information on how to sign up can be found here.

Can’t make the game? Follow live updates through the official Twitter feed, or listen to audio commentary from BBC Radio London’s Dulcet Dave.

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.