Orient stopper Brill ready to be tested in Benfica B friendly

Dean Brill on the touchline at Brisbane Road before he made his competitive debut for Leyton Orient

Dean Brill on the touchline at Brisbane Road before he made his competitive debut for Leyton Orient (pic: Simon O'Connor). - Credit: Archant

The 32-year-old is expecting a difficult encounter on Saturday evening at 7.30pm

Leyton Orient goalkeeper Dean Brill knows he could be a busy man against Benfica B this weekend, but is looking forward to the test of going up against such a quality side.

The O’s will conclude their time in Portugal with a friendly against the reserve team of Champions League regulars Benfica.

Orient thrashed Bostik Premier outfit Harlow Town 7-0 last Saturday, but will face much stiffer opposition this weekend.

Brill will likely only play 45 minutes, but can expect to be tested with Benfica B having a number of quality players in their squad including former Arsenal youngster Chris Willock.


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“It will be a different game. Obviously they will look to have a lot of possession, but it will be a good test again at the end of a hard week,” said O’s number one.

“It is a nice fixture to have. It is not very often you get the chance to play against these teams.

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“We are lucky to be given the opportunity to go out to Portugal and to play against a club of the stature of Benfica.

“Regardless of whether it is their B team or not, it is still a big game and we will look forward to it.”

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