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Match Preview: Leyton Orient

26 February 2021

Tranmere Rovers are back on the road this weekend to face Leyton Orient in Sky Bet League Two at the Breyer Group Stadium.

Rovers head into this fixture following a battling display and maximum points on Tuesday night away at Carlisle. That result sees Rovers sit in 5th position in the division and two points outside of the automatic positions.

Orient’s last outing was also on Tuesday night in a 1-0 away defeat at Bradford City. The O’s have drawn three and lost three of their last six, leaving them in 12th position in the table.

Team news 

On Thursday, Keith Hill confirmed that Otis Khan will still be missing for this fixture whilst Sid Nelson took a knock on Tuesday night and will be assessed leading up to this game. Kyle Hayde has also been recovering from a slight groin injury.

Match officials

Referee: Antony Coggins

Assistant Referees: Andrew Aylott and Garry Maskell

Fourth Official: Will Finnie

One to watch 

Striker, Danny Johnson

Johnson comfortably leads the goalscoring charts for Orient with 17 goals in all competitions this campaign.

The forward had a brief loan spell at Prenton Park in 2014-15.

Since then, Johnson notched an impressive 44 goals in 110 appearances for Gateshead before having spells in Scotland with Motherwell and Dundee.

Since signing in the Summer, Johnson has been the key source of goals for The O’s but has only managed one goal since the turn of the year. Nevertheless, Johnson will be a threat that Rovers will have to keep an eye on this Saturday.

Match coverage 

The game will be streamed live on iFollow and match passes are on sale for just £10. CLICK HERE to get your match pass.

The TRFC radio team of Phill Wilkinson and Adam Siddorn will be in place in London to provide live updates on proceedings. 

Please note season ticket holders do not automatically receive away league games on their iFollow accounts and will have to pay for this fixture.

Alternatively, you can follow the action through our social media channels below, with full text coverage during the fixture, followed by a match report. 

Twitter: @tranmererovers 

Facebook: @trfcofficial 

Instagram: @tranmererovers 


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