Embleton: "It’s another big day, another big opportunity for people to build and kick on."

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The O’s prepare to host Maldon & Tiptree in the first round of the FA Cup.

“It’s nice for us to be back in the first round. We got into this position a couple of years ago and got knocked out by Gillingham and last year we had the disappointment away to Maidstone.”

Having played qualifiers in the previous two seasons, Football League status ensures Orient enter at this stage of the tournament. 

“It’s fantastic to be back in the competition and have that entry into the first round because we’re back in the Football League, not because we’ve had to play qualifying games to get there.”

The game will be played at the Breyer Group Stadium in front of the O’s faithful.

“I’m always excited about the FA Cup, it’s fantastic that it’s a home draw. We were sat at Plymouth when the draw was done that night with our fingers crossed we wouldn’t be travelling somewhere like that for the game this weekend!”

Kick-off is scheduled for 12:45pm this Remembrance Sunday.

“It’s going to be different. It’s Remembrance Sunday, a Sunday game, we don’t get too many of those at the level we’re at. It’s another big day, another big opportunity for people to build and kick on.”