Search

Team News: Leyton Orient vs Dover Athletic

PUBLISHED: 10:00 18 November 2017

Ross Embleton looks on at the Leyton Orient training ground (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Ross Embleton looks on at the Leyton Orient training ground (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Simon O'Connor Photography

What type of team and formation will Ross Embleton and Dean Brill pick this afternoon?

All eyes will be on Ross Embleton and Dean Brill today when they take charge of Leyton Orient for the visit of National League leaders Dover Athletic.

Steve Davis was sacked on Tuesday morning after just four months as O’s head coach following a run of 11 league games without a win.

Embleton and Brill will once again be without Charlie Lee (ACL), George Elokobi (hamstring) and Josh Coulson (groin), but should have a virtually fully fit squad to pick from otherwise.

Macauley Bonne is available for Orient again after missing the 2-1 defeat at Ebbsfleet United last weekend because he was on international duty with Zimbabwe, yet it is hard to know what the interim managers will do.

Davis has favoured a 3-5-2/5-3-2 formation in recent weeks, but Embleton and Brill will most likely have their own ideas ahead of facing Chris Kinnear’s Dover.

The dismissal of Davis also means players’ previous appearing out in the cold, like Henry Ochieng and Josh Koroma, may now be given opportunities.

All in all, the sacking of the 52-year-old should act as a kick up the backside to an O’s squad which has serious underachieved this season.

With the previous head coach now gone, there are no excuses for the players and despite the challenge of facing the leaders, they’ll need to play with no fear and step up to the plate.

Orient may be missing three vastly experienced members of their squad, but they should still have enough to achieve a positive result against high-flying Dover this afternoon.

Related articles

Latest East London Sports News

14:00

Tower Hamlets managed to steal the bragging rights against their local rivals Sporting Bengal United with a 1-0 victory this weekend.

11:00

East London moved up to third in the London Three Essex table with a 29-24 win over Maldon at the Memorial Ground in West Ham on Saturday.

09:00

Westferry Youth came from behind to beat Poplar Youth 2-1 in a closely fought top of the table clash to go eight points clear on top.

The 32-year-old put in easily his best display in an O’s shirt at the weekend after being given time to get back to full fitness

Yesterday, 10:07

London Lions faced adversity all the way but went down by a single point at Leicester Riders.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

London Raiders moved up to fifth in the National League table with victory over Streatham at Lee Valley.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

The O’s put four past Sutton United and delivered an impressive performance at E10 to leave their new head coach a very happy man

Saturday, December 9, 2017

National League: Leyton Orient 4 Sutton United 1

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read sport

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now