PREVIEW: Forest Green Rovers

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Leyton Orient have the opportunity to secure a fourth consecutive victory at home, against forest Green Rovers.

The O’s have enjoyed an exceptional run of form, winning three matches at The Breyer Group Stadium, scoring five goals in the process and conceding zero.

Despite beating the Green in the Carabao Cup back in September, Ross Embleton’s men will be keen to avenge November’s 2-1 loss to Rovers in the league. Josh Wright equalised on the day, but a late goal from Mathew Stevens nicked the win for the home team.


Mark Cooper’s team have failed to win in their last five outings. Most recently, his team lost 3-2 away to Tranmere Rovers. The Green’s last victory came before Christmas – a 1-0 win against Carlisle United, thanks to Jamille Matt’s 76th minute goal.

Forest Green have been busy in the January market, losing and signing players. Former Captain Carl Winchester moved to Sunderland and promising centre-back Liam Kitching made the switch to Barnsley. Josh Davison, Baily Cargill and Isaac Hutchinson have all recently moved to Nailsworth.


Our brand-new preview show is the new way to prepare for up-and-coming Orient games.

The latest instalment of E10 Extra features: Dan Kemp v Tunji Akinola in a ‘Top Bins’ challenge, an interview with Captain Jobi McAnuff and a deep dive into our visitors recent form.

The Officials

Referee: John Busby

Assistant Referees: Michael Chard Andrew Laver

Fourth Official: Aaron Farmer

Busby has refereed 17 matches so far this season, three of those in League Two. In those games, the official has booked 40 players, dismissed four and awarded two penalties.

Saturday’s fixture will be the first time Busby has officiated a Leyton Orient match. The ref is familiar with visitors Forest Green though, having been in charge of their Papa John’s Trophy game against West Brom U23, back in October.

A word from the Boss

Head Coach Ross Embleton us expecting a much different game to the one played last Saturday. Here what the Boss has to say, here:

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