PREVIEW: Bristol Rovers (H)

access_time 12 months ago

Following the defeat at Glanford Park on Saturday, the O’s will look to re-capture their previous winning form, as they take on Bristol Rovers at the Breyer Group Stadium.

After topping the group in the EFL Trophy, the O’s will now take on Bristol Rovers in the first knockout stage of the competition. Furthermore, this will be the first fan-attended fixture at The Breyer Group Stadium for 275 days.


Bristol Rovers finished second in the Southern Group D with five points, as they remained undefeated in their group.

Regarding league form, the Pirates are currently 19th in League One but have produced a few eye-catching results as of late.

In the Second Round of the FA Cup, Paul Tisdale’s side dispatched Darlington with a 6-0 victory and have recently replicated this form in League One. In their most recent outing, the Pirates defeated AFC Wimbledon 4-2 at Plough Lane.

Brandon Hanlan, who converted twice against the Dons, has been a key figure in the Pirates attack so far this season, according to WhoScored statistics.

Across 14 appearances this season, the 23-year-old striker has managed to record an average rating of 6.84 and has received the Man of the Match award on two occasions.

In addition to this, the Bristol Rovers frontman has converted five goals this season and has also chipped in with an assist. Hanlan demonstrated his goal-scoring nature in Bristol Rovers’ most recent fixture against AFC Wimbledon, as he found the back of the net in the 25th and 45th minute.

Manager Paul Tisdale, who was appointed on a two-and-a-half-year deal in late November, was relieved to record his first league victory as the Bristol Rovers boss against the Dons on Saturday.


In charge of Tuesday’s proceedings will be Alan Young, who will be accompanied by Darren Blunden, Michael Chard and Stephen Brown – with the latter being the fourth official.

Young’s last visit to the Breyer Group Stadium was in January 2020, as the O’s drew 1-1 with Northampton Town, courtesy of Josh Wright late equaliser from the penalty spot.

Furthermore, Young also dished out two red cards in E10, as an altercation between James Dayton and Northampton defender Scott Wharton resulted in the pair receiving their marching orders.


Following the defeat against Scunthorpe, Head Coach Ross Embleton discusses the loss and looks ahead to Tuesday night’s game.


Looking ahead to our clash with Bristol Rovers, Jobi McAnuff speaks to the Leyton Orient YouTube channel following the Scunthorpe defeat.


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