PREVIEW: Southend United (H)

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The Trophy campaign starts tonight for Leyton Orient, Southend United visit the Breyer Group Stadium for the first tie (7:45 ko).

Elsewhere in Group K of the Trophy, AFC Wimbledon host Brighton & Hove Albion U21.


Ross Embleton is likely to rotate his squad in order to give minutes to as many players as possible. Latest signing George Marsh is likely to make his Orient debut, while there may also be appearances for Matt Harrold, Dale Gorman and James Alabi seem likely.


Group stage matches are of ninety minutes duration, with no extra time.

Three points are awarded for a victory.

If the scores are level at the end of the group match then each Club is awarded one point. In addition the match will be followed immediately by the taking of kicks from the penalty mark in accordance with procedures as approved by the International Football Association Board (IFAB) and the Club that wins the penalty shootout will be awarded an additional one point.


Tonight’s referee is Christopher Pollard his assistants are Bhupinder Gil, Daniel Cook and Paul Howard. So far this term Pollard has taken charge of three League Two fixtures, handing out nine yellow cards one straight red card and a penalty. The Suffolk born official last had the whistle in Orient’s 3:2 victory over Eastleigh at The Breyer Group Stadium, he booked both Alex Lawless and Josh Koroma that afternoon.


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