In what was a night of varied emotions at The Breyer Group Stadium, the O’s suffered a heart-breaking 3-2 defeat, as Montel Gibson’s injury-time penalty helped secure the three points for Holloway’s men.
Nevertheless, Ross Embleton’s side now look forward towards their next league fixture as they take on Tranmere Rovers at Prenton Park.
It’s been a busy off-season for the backroom staff at Tranmere, as they welcomed ten signings to Prenton Park over the course of the summer.
The most notable additions being former Premier League players James Vaughan and Jay Spearing, who have a combined 82 topflight appearances between them.
Since swapping the claret and amber colours of Bradford City for the blue of Tranmere, Vaughan has certainly hit the ground running in Merseyside.
The 32-year-old has been one of the Rovers leading men so far this campaign, as he tops the goalscoring charts with two in four appearances. The former Everton striker is also a very pro-active individual, as he records, on average, 3.8 shots per game, according to WhoScored statistics.
Otis Khan, who recently signed for Tranmere from Mansfield Town, has established himself as the creative spark at Prenton Park. The 25-year-old winger currently completes 2.3 key passes and 1.3 dribbles per game, which is considerably higher than the rest of his Rovers counterparts.
Occupying 16th in League Two, Tranmere sit two places and just a point higher than the O’s. Across six league games this season, the Rovers have picked up just a single win as well as three draws.
Tranmere’s most recent contest came away against Newport County, where the Rovers suffered a 1-0 defeat to the Welsh side. Manager Mike Jackson told the media following the game, “I don’t think we played particularly well.”
After a disappointing night at The Breyer Group Stadium, Josh Wright reflected on the performance and told the Leyton Orient YouTube channel what the expectations are ahead of Tuesday’s trip to Tranmere.
“It’s about characters now,” Wright shared. “We’re down, we feel down, we’ve got the hump, we’re frustrated, whatever you want to call it.
“But we’ve got to go home tonight and reflect, rest up tomorrow and go about it the right way and go again Monday for a long journey on Tuesday.”
He also added: “Times are hard. It’s tough, it’s tough for everyone and everyone’s doing it. Alright, we had to rearrange because of the circumstance and what happened, and I think that set us back a lot but everyone’s playing games and the games are coming thick and fast.
“We’ve got a good squad and got good depth. Obviously, Tranmere have played today like everyone else and we’ve got to pick ourselves up and get on the road again.
“This is what this league is all about, it’s relentless, and we’ve got to start putting the results right.”
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