The game had originally been set to take place in February but had to be postponed because of a frozen pitch.
Orient suffered a 1-0 defeat to league leaders Cheltenham Town at the weekend. Conor Thomas’ penalty in the first-half was the difference between the two sides.
The O’s were boosted by the return of Dan Happe, Nick Freeman and Josh Coulson – who all slotted back into the match day squad.
Harrogate come into the fixture without a win in six matches. Goals from Llyod Isgrove and Eoin Doyle meant Bolton came from behind to beat Harrogate last Saturday.
Simon Weaver’s team sit 17th in the league standings with 49 points on the board, in what has been a pleasing first season in the football league.
Assistant referees: Paul Evans and Bradley Hall
Fourth Official : Garreth Rhodes
Backhouse has never officiated an Orient match. The referee has been involved in 27 fixtures this season, booking 80 players, sending-off two and awarding nine penalties.
Danny Johnson’s hat-trick secured a deserved three points against Town, earlier in the season. Take a look back at all of the action from that day:
A word from the Gaffer
Listen to the Gaffer’s post-match thoughts following defeat to Cheltenham.
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