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PREVIEW: Tranmere Rovers v Leyton Orient

4 October 2017

The O’s visit Prenton Park this evening (kick-off 7.45pm) as we face Tranmere Rovers in the Vanarama National League.

Orient come into the game on the back of a 2-1 defeat to AFC Fylde on Saturday and will hope to end a run of five games without a win in front of the BT Sport cameras.

Danny Rowe’s deflected free-kick opened the scoring for the visitors after 15 minutes, before the striker struck from distance in the 48th minute to double his side’s advantage. Jobi McAnuff pulled one back in the 17 minutes from time but the O’s were unable to complete the comeback. 

Tranmere Rovers claimed their first victory in four games on Saturday, with James Norwood’s 93rd minute goal snatching all three points away to Bromley.

Micky Mellon’s men sit in 17th place this season, having lost to Forest Green Rovers in last season’s Play-Off Final at Wembley.


Joe Widdowson missed the 2-1 defeat to AFC Fylde on Saturday due to a thigh injury and the defender remains a doubt for this evening’s clash.

Striker Matt Harrold made a return to the bench at the weekend however following a calf problem, replacing David Mooney in the second half who also returned to the side after missing the trip to Aldershot Town due to a shoulder injury.

Young defender Dan Happe was rewarded for a promising start to the season with his first professional contract on Monday and could make his third start of the season tonight.


Assistant Coach Ross Embleton ahead of tonight’s encounter - here.


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