Maidenhead up next in pre-season

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After recording impressive draws against Premier League sides, Orient’s pre-season campaign now heads to Berkshire.

A goalless draw with the Hammers, and a 1-1 draw with Spurs got the O’s heading in the right direction, as Ruel Sotiriou netted in front of a limited crowd at the Breyer Group Stadium.

New signing Tom James will be available to Kenny Jackett, with the right-back signing a one-year deal after departing Scottish Premiership side Hibs.

Adam Thompson remains the only long-term absentee, who continues to step up his rehabilitation from injury, whilst the game comes too soon for Omar Beckles, who has now concluded his international duty with Grenada.

Maidenhead United

Long-standing manager Alan Devonshire is heading into his sixth season with the Magpies, with the West Ham legend having established them as a National League side. In total it will be his 13th season at York Road, having first managed Maidenhead United from 1996-2003.

Last season, they secured a 13th place finish, just behind their highest ever effort of 12th. This was, in part, down to the fine form of Danilo Orsi-Dadamo, who notched 19 goals, before securing a move to the EFL with Harrogate Town.

Winger Sam Barratt (pictured above), however, who scored 15 goals last campaign and earned himself a spot in the National League team of the season, has recently penned a two-year deal with the club – great news for the Magpies.

Tickets and Streaming

For the first time in almost a year, Orient fans are able to attend the game as away supporters, following the recent change in government restrictions.

Tickets are available for £10, and can be purchased via the Maidenhead website here.

For those unable to make the game, it will also be live-streamed, available for just £5. To purchase a pass for the live stream, click here.

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