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Preview: Mansfield Town visit E10

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Following a dramatic Carabao Cup triumph over Plymouth Argyle, the O’s turn their attention towards Mansfield Town and hopefully a second League Two victory on the bounce.

An inspired second-half performance helped overturn a two-goal deficit on Tuesday night, with none other than Danny Johnson providing the O’s with an injury-time winner. This well-fought victory has now set up a tie between Orient and Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur.

Nevertheless, now the theatrics of the Carabao Cup are in the rear-view mirror, we look ahead to today’s fixture as we welcome Mansfield Town to The Breyer Group Stadium.

OPPOSITION

Regarding transfer business, it’s been a busy summer for the board at Mansfield Town. Nine players have put pen to paper and committed their futures to The Stags.

Notable names such as former MK Dons striker Jordan Bowery and Luton Town goalkeeper Marek Stech are amongst the individuals who are set to feature at the One Call Stadium this campaign.

Unlike the O’s, Mansfield have struggled in recent times across the Carabao Cup, EFL Trophy and league action. The Stags started their 2020/21 campaign with a 4-0 defeat at the hands of Preston North End, which saw Mansfield crash out of the Carabao Cup.

Their following fixture saw another defeat, as Manchester City’s youth side recorded a dominant 3-0 victory over The Stags.

Most recently, Mansfield kicked off their League Two campaign with a 0-0 draw against Tranmere Rovers. Despite recording 19 shots against their opponents, Mansfield are yet to convert their first competitive goal of the 2020/21 season.

Looking ahead to The Stag’s clash with Orient, Mansfield boss Graham Coughlan had this to say: “There will be two open, attack-minded and expansive teams on Saturday. It bodes well for a good game.”

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HOW TO FOLLOW

To make sure you don’t miss any of the action from Orient’s first League Two game at The Breyer Group Stadium, Orient TV Passes are now available on the club website.

Orient Live is the new and only way to watch the O’s both home and away, with the new streaming service providing analysis and exclusive interviews prior to kick-off, at half-time and following the final whistle. Saturday’s guest will be Orient legend Peter Kitchen!

To buy your pass, click here.