PREVIEW: FOREST GREEN ROVERS (H)

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LEYTON ORIENT WELCOME FOREST GREEN ROVERS TO THE BREYER GROUP STADIUM,  AS THE SKY BET LEAGUE TWO SEASON REACHES MATCH DAY 19 (03:OOPM KICK-OFF).

After a full week back in charge as Interim Head Coach, Ross Embleton’s second game comes against Forest Green Rovers, who are managed by Mark Cooper.

Orient fell to a 2-0 defeat last Saturday, as a goal in each half saw Scunthorpe claim victory. Alex Gilliead’s strike from the edge of box fired the Iron one goal to the good, before a neat finish from Lee Novak wrapped up the game ten minutes from time.

Antoni Sarcevic first half goal meant the Green also tasted defeat last weekend. The Plymouth midfielder found the net 24 minutes into the game, which proved to be the difference as Plymouth beat Forest Green 1-0 at The New Lawn.

Rovers sit second in the league table, two points behind leaders Swindon, but a game in hand could see the Green leapfrog the Robins.

TEAM NEWS

Joe Widdowson missed the defeat to Scunthorpe last Saturday with a thigh strain and will have to be assessed before this weekend’s fixture.

James Dayton and Conor Wilkinson are also doubts, with the former hopping off against Maldon & Tiptree and the latter forced off against Morecambe.

Jobi McAnuff remains unavailable for selection.

REF WATCH

Referee: Christopher Sarginson
Assistant Referees: Stuart Butler and Paul Graham
Fourth Official: Leigh Crowhurst

Sarginson has taken charge of 14 games so far this season across various cup competitions and in the Football League. The Referee has booked 22 men throughout those games, without sending-off a player or pointing to the penalty spot once.

The last fixture Sarginson took charge of featuring the O’s came back in February 2017 when Orient beat Plymouth 3-2 away from home.

Six players were booked that day, five of which were Orient players including Tom Parkes, Nicky Hunt, Callum Kennedy, Liam Kelly and Sandro Semedo.

COVERAGE

Can’t make the game? Follow live updates through the official Twitter feed.

Match report and reaction following the game will appear on leytonorient.com.

SPONSOR

Our Match Sponsor is the Dave Bell Foundation. The aim of the foundation is to help Kenyan communities grow through the power of football and education.

The Foundation believes that by supporting the youth within the community, they can empower them to grow and enable them to develop those around them.

Their aim is to provide two-fold support to the Zimmerman community and their young people:

  • Supporting the development of Royhill School to provide education to disadvantaged children and football to the local community
  • Arranging annual visits from the Dave Bell Foundation to provide sporting and educational development.

A link to their Just Giving page can be found below:

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/dbfscholars

 

Upcoming Fixture:
23rd November 2019
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English Football League - League Two
English Football League - League Two
Leyton Orient
Leyton Orient
2 - 4
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Forest Green Rovers
Forest Green Rovers