After a weekend to remember for both clubs in the Buildbase FA Trophy, tonight’s affair sees the two teams switch back to their main focus of promotion.

Promotion is the ultimate priority, and with Leyton Orient sitting top of the league, tonight could prove to be a massive result in the ultimate fate of the league.

The Opposition

Name: Leyton Orient FC


Nickname: The O’s

Ground: Beyer Group Stadium

League Position: 1st

One To Watch

Josh Koroma

Having broken into the team as an academy graduate back in the 15/16 season aged just 17, Koroma has gone from strength to strength with The O’s.

This season, Koroma has bagged nine goals, including a brace back at Mill Farm in November in Orient’s 3-1 win.

Koroma has had an injury lay-off which means that he’s not featured in the league since January, however after starting in Orient’s win at Telford, he’ll be expected to start this evening.

With Matt Harold serving the first of a three-game suspension, Koroma will likely feature in attack with Macauley Bonne – who has netted 20 goals this season – and club legend Jay Simpson.

Team News

Nick Haughton, who came off before half time at Stockport County is the Coasters only recent injury concern, with a hip injury.

Elsewhere Dan Bradley looks is back in contention following a calf strain that kept him out of the Hartlepool game, whilst Luke Burke is back training following a hamstring injury.

Around The Club

As to be expected the lads were in great spirits in training, when they visited Oxford United’s training facilities.

James Hardy also spoke to the club website about tonight’s game, as well as reflecting on his time back in the side.

HARDY: We’re capable of beating Orient

Other Games To Keep An Eye On

This week there are a couple of games Coasters fans will be keeping an eye on, most notably that of second place Solihull Moors who visit Boreham Wood.

Tomorrow night, Harrogate Town host Salford City on BT Sport, where manager Dave Challinor will be in the BT Sport studio, alongside Leyton Orient manager Justin Edinburgh.


You can follow the game via Twitter as we provide regular updates, pre and post-match interviews and more.

International fans can also pay to stream the game live, thanks to Orients TV service.

Find out more here.