The O’s get our 2017-18 Vanarama National League season underway tomorrow when we travel to Sutton United (kick-off 12.30pm).
Steve Davis’ side head to Gander Green Lane following a solid pre-season campaign, and will be hoping to get off to a positive start live on BT Sport.
Orient will also have to adjust to the 4G surface at Gander Green Lane, though have prepared well following two days training on the artificial turf.
Sutton United come into the new campaign looking to build on their 12th place finish last season.
Paul Doswell’s side enjoyed a spectacular FA Cup run last year, defying the odds to reach the Fifth Round where their run was eventually brought to an end by Premier League giants Arsenal with a 2-0 defeat.
The U's wrapped up their pre-season campaign with a victory last weekend, defeating Chelmsford City 2-1 thanks to Kieron Cadogan’s second half brace.
Head Coach Steve Davis has no injury concerns ahead of tomorrow’s opening day fixture.
First Team Captain Charlie Lee has missed the past week due to a knee injury sustained in training, though has made a full recovery and will be pushing fellow midfielders Alex Lawless and Craig Clay for a place in the starting XI.
Striker Macauley Bonne enjoyed a brilliant pre-season campaign in which he notched five goals, and the 21-year-old will be hoping to mark his competitive debut with a goal at Gander Green Lane.
IN THE BUILD UP
Head Coach Steve Davis ahead of tomorrow’s opening day clash – here.
Striker Macauley Bonne on getting the season underway at Sutton – here.
We have sold 1,095 tickets ahead of tomorrow’s opening day clash. Supporters collecting pre-purchased tickets from Gander Green Lane will be able to do so from the away turnstiles from around 11am.
Can’t make the game? Follow live updates through the official Twitter feed, or listen to audio commentary from Dulcet Dave on Ozone. The link to audio commentary will be available through the match centre which will appear on the leytonorient.com homepage prior to kick off.
Match report and reaction following the game will appear on leytonorient.com.