PREVIEW: Port Vale (A)

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Ross Embleton’s side will look to translate their recent successful home form to winning performances on the road, as the O’s travel to Port Vale on Saturday afternoon for a 1 P.M. kick-off.

Following our most recent away defeat to Colchester United, Embleton’s squad responded to this defeat by winning two games on the bounce, as well as keeping multiple clean sheets.

Last Saturday, our EA Sports Team of the Week striker Danny Johnson bagged a hat-trick against Harrogate Town. Whereas, Danny Happe’s 64th-minute header provider the winner against Bradford City on Tuesday night.

Now, it’s a trip to Vale Park, as the O’s will look to make it three wins from three.


Over the course of the summer, Port Vale welcomed a total of eight signings to help bolster their ranks at Vale Park.

Most notably, these included former Salford City duo Devante Rodney and Danny Whitehead, as well as ex-Southend United striker Theo Robinson.

Amongst the Port Vale squad, Rodney currently leads the goal-scoring statistics, as the 22-year-old frontman has converted on three occasions this season. However, David Worrall appears to be their greatest threat.

The 30-year-old midfielder has been the creative spark for John Askey’s side so far this season, as he’s provided five assists.

In addition to this, according to WhoScored statistics, Worrall appears to be one of Port Vale’s top performers, as he’s recorded an average match rating of 7.03.

Saturday’s opponents have struggled as of late, as Port Vale have failed to record a point in their last four attempts and currently sit 11th in the table.

In recent times, the Valiants have suffered defeats to the likes of Tranmere, Scunthorpe United and league-leaders Newport County.

Despite Port Vale’s top goal-scorer finding the back of the net in the 81st minute, Rodney’s conversion was too little too late in their most recent outing – as the Valiants suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Stevenage.


In charge of Saturday’s League Two fixture will be Peter Wright, who will also be accompanied by Grant Taylor, Andrew Dallison and Samuel Barrott – with the latter being the fourth official.

The last time Wright set foot on the surface of the Breyer Group Stadium was Orient’s 2-0 defeat to Cheltenham Town on October 3rd, with the game coming just a day after the squad’s isolation period.

That day, George Lloyd and Finn Azaz managed to convert in the first half, as the Robins left E10 with all three points.


In the lead up to Orient’s trip to Vale Park, Head Coach Ross Embleton discusses our recent performances as well as previewing our clash with Port Vale.


After rising above the Bradford City defence and getting the all-important goal, Dan Happe discusses his performance as well as looking ahead to Saturday’s away trip.


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Upcoming Fixture:
28th November 2020
English Football League - League Two
English Football League - League Two
Port Vale
Port Vale
2 - 3
Leyton Orient
Leyton Orient