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PREVIEW: Doncaster Rovers v Leyton Orient

25 November 2016

All the information and team news ahead of the O's trip to the Keepmoat Stadium tomorrow.

Andy Edwards will be hoping to start his reign as Orient manager with a positive result against highflying Doncaster Rovers tomorrow.

Alberto Cavasin was relieved on his duties on Wednesday, with Edwards now placed in charge for the remainder of the campaign.

Last time out, the O’s lost 1-0 to Exeter City after Ollie Watkins’ first half strike proved enough for the Grecians to take all three points away with them from the Matchroom Stadium and go into tomorrow’s game in 22nd place in the table.

Doncaster have enjoyed a strong start to life back in League Two following their relegation last season, and find themselves in third spot ahead of the game.

On Tuesday night they needed a 90th minute strike from Liam Mandeville to secure all three points with a 2-1 win at home to Hartlepool United.

Former O’s loanee John Marquis netted his 10th goal of the season to put Darren Ferguson’s side ahead, before Padraig Amond levelled matters for the visitors.

They were denied a share of the spoils though when Mandeville slotted home Marquis’ centre.

Doncaster are yet to lose a game at home so far this season, and have drawn just three games at the Keepmoat Stadium this term against Crawley Town, Carlisle United and Wycombe Wanderers.

AHEAD OF THE GAME

Manager Andy Edwards on tomorrow’s trip to Doncaster Rovers -  here

Skipper Robbie Weir on the encounter at the Keepmoat Stadium – here

TEAM NEWS

The O’s have a number of injury doubts ahead of the trip to the Keepmoat Stadium.

Defender Yvan Erichot missed Tuesday’s match with Exeter due to a groin injury, while Jens Janse (shoulder) and Ulrich Nnomo (ankle) are also doubts.

Both Robbie Weir (illness) and Callum Kennedy (groin) could also miss out after being forced off at half time in midweek and Gavin Massey misses out through suspension having picked up five yellow cards.

Loanee Harry Cornick continues his recovery from injury at parent club AFC Bournemouth, with both Teddy Mezague and Liam Kelly’s recovery from Achilles and hamstring injuries progressing well.

BETTING (correct at the time of writing)

Undefeated at home, Doncaster find themselves as 3/4 favourites for tomorrow’s clash, with the O’s under new manager Andy Edwards available at 18/5 to become the first team to take all three points. The draw can be backed at 13/5.

The last time the O’s made the trip to the Keepmoat Stadium they came away with a 2-0 victory and a repeat of the scoreline is available at 25/1.

Former O’s loanee John Marquis has netted 10 goals so far this season in the league and is 100/30 to score the first goal against Orient, with James Coppinger next best at 4/1.

Jay Simpson and Ollie Palmer lead the goalscoring market for the O’s at 13/2 and 7/1 respectively.

COVERAGE

Can’t make tomorrow’s game? Follow live updates through the official Twitter feed. For commentary on the game, listen to BBC London’s Dave Victor on Orient PlayerHD.

Match report and reaction following the game will appear on leytonorient.com.


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