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PREVIEW: Leyton Orient v Dagenham & Redbridge

17 October 2017

The O’s welcome Dagenham & Redbridge to E10 this evening (kick-off 7:45pm) in the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round Replay.

The two teams come into the game following a 0-0 draw at Victoria Road on Saturday.

The hosts had the early chances, Morgan Ferrier forcing a save from Charlie Grainger in the opening stages of the match before Kevin Lokko’s goalbound header was cleared off the line by Jamie Sendles-White.

Orient had the best chance of the game when Macauley Bonne headed Craig Clay’s cross onto the crossbar, before David Mooney’s rebound also hit the woodwork.

Both teams had chances in the second half, Bonne heading over from a James Dayton cross before Corey Whitely fired just wide from the edge of the box for the Daggers.

Neither side could find the elusive winner and the winner of tonight’s clash will visit Sky Bet League One side Gillingham in the First Round.

TEAM NEWS

The O’s will be without midfielder Alex Lawless who serves a one-match suspension after picking up his fifth booking of the season in Saturday’s draw.

In addition, midfielder Jobi McAnuff remains sidelined after missing the weekend due to a groin injury, along with forward Matt Harrold who is out for a few weeks following a recurrence of a calf problem.

Orient are confident of having defender Jake Caprice available however, despite the defender limping off in the second half of Saturday’s tie.

New signing Zain Westbrooke and second-year scholar Ruel Sotiriou were handed their O’s debut at the weekend and will be hoping to have some involvement in the squad tonight.

Josh Coulson, George Elokobi and Charlie Lee all remain long-term absentees, though are making good progress with their rehabilitation programmes.

FOLLOWING SATURDAY'S TIE

Head Coach Steve Davis following Saturday’s draw at Victoria Road – here.

Defender Joe Widdowson reflects on returning to his former side – here.

TICKETS

Admission prices for tonight's fixture are as follows:

 

Adults £15
Concessions £10
Under 18 £5
   
Gallery - Adults £24
Gallery - Concessions £19

 

The West Stand will be open for home supporters, with the South available should demand exceed the number of seats in the West, and the North Stand will be designated for visiting supporters.

Cash turnstiles will be in operation this evening.

 

COVERAGE

Can’t make the game? Follow live updates through the official Twitter feed, or listen to audio commentary from Dulcet Dave on Ozone.

Audio commentary will be available through the match centre which will appear at the top of the leytonorient.com homepage, with commentary starting 30 minutes before kick-off.

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


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