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PREVIEW: Salford City (A)

3 August 2018

The O’s travel to Salford City ahead of kicking-off the National League live on BT Sport tomorrow at 12:30pm.

Justin Edinburgh’s side enter the league on the back of a strong pre-season which saw the O’s record just one defeat and draw against League One opposition Southend United last weekend.

Salford will be looking to impose themselves on the National League having won the North division in the 2017/18 season.

The Ammies were last in action on July 28, when they defeated National League South side Altrincham FC 2-1, thanks to an own goal and second half strike from James Jones sealed the win.

The side won three of their five pre-season fixtures, also defeating Woking and Nantwich Town while suffering defeats at the hands of Football League sides Barnsley and Fleetwood Town.

TEAM NEWS

Edinburgh is likely to have a similar squad at his disposal to the side that featured against Southend United last weekend, boosted by the availability of Josh Koroma.

New signing Dale Gorman featured in an O’s shirt for the first time this season on Monday night when an XI travelled to Greenwich Borough. Gorman enjoyed 45 minutes as Orient ran out 4-0 winners thanks to goals from David Mooney, Ruel Sotiriou and Brendon Shabani.

TICKETS

Tickets are available on the turnstiles tomorrow

Adults £10
*Concessions £5
Under 5 FOC

*Aged 60 and over, aged between 5 and 16, Students with valid, dated ID

REF WATCH

The referee for tomorrow’s fixture away to Salford Daniel Middleton assisted by Dale Baines and Alan Hull with Benjamin Speedie as the fourth official.

Middleton refereed our 2-0. Defeat away to Boreham Wood last season and handed out five warnings that day including one each for Joe Widdowson and Jobi McAnuff.

Last season, the official brandished 57 yellow cards, one red card and awarded two penalties in 177 National League appearances.

Videos

The first episode of The O's show can be watched on the Club's Youtube channel by clicking here.

Episode One features special guests:

  • David Mooney
  • Dean Brill
  • Charlie Lee and Josh Coulson

Coverage

Can’t make the game? Follow live updates through the official Twitter feed.



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

The game is also being broadcasted live on BT Sport, with kick off scheduled for 12:30pm.


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