Team News: Leyton Orient vs Mansfield Town

PUBLISHED: 10:00 30 April 2016

Leyton Orient youngster Scott Kashket in action earlier in the season (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Leyton Orient youngster Scott Kashket in action earlier in the season (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Simon O'Connor Photography

Scott Kashket could start alongside Aron Pollock with O’s having nothing but pride to play for

Scott Kashket looks set to make his second start at Brisbane Road for Leyton Orient Road later this afternoon in League Two.

The 20-year-old has been introduced off the bench in O’s last two matches – defeats against Plymouth Argyle and AFC Wimbledon.

While the youth team graduate hasn’t had enough time to make a telling impact, it is expected he’ll play from the off against Mansfield Town today.

His only previous start in the division occurred on December 19 against Yeovil Town, but the youngster struggled and was substituted shortly after half time.

Kashket will hope to make the most of his opportunity this afternoon, though, and could be joined in the O’s XI by Aron Pollock.

The defender has been a regular on the bench over the last month and may be given a chance when the Stags visit E10.

Jay Simpson and Nigel Atangana missed the trip to South London last weekend with back and groin problems respectively.

It is hoped the duo will be fit enough to return at Brisbane Road and help Orient end their home campaign on a high.

They have enjoyed mixed success in east London as they’ve won only 10 of their 22 matches in front of their own fans.

But Andy Hessenthaler’s men will hope to improve that record today and get the club back into the top half of the table.

Last Saturday’s 1-0 loss to the Dons saw the O’s drop down to 14th in the standings – the lowest they’ve been all season.

Three points versus Mansfield could see them rise as high as ninth, but Orient know they can no longer reach the play-offs.

Dean Cox and Paul McCallum won’t be involved as they continue their recovery from knee ligament damage while Kevin Nolan isn’t likely to play.

Related articles

Latest East London Sports News

14 minutes ago

East London Runners athlete planning a different kind of long-distance run


The Victoria Park Community Cricket League has announced a likely suspension of their season for an indefinite period due to the coronavirus pandemic.


Following the early end of the 2019/20 rugby season in England due to the coronavirus pandemic, the RFU is announcing final league positions.


Football chiefs are set to continue seeking ways to salvage the domestic season as the sporting shutdown is extended due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Yesterday, 18:26

Eoin Morgan can see the advantages in holding England matches behind closed doors, believing such a scenario would demonstrate the uplifting role sport can play in modern society.

Yesterday, 16:34

Wimbledon has become the latest big sporting event to be cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic this week.

Yesterday, 14:00

Nearly 10 years ago, Leyton Orient moved to sack Geraint Williams and appoint Russell Slade to help them avoid the drop and was it ever a great journey from then onwards.


Festival organisers AEG Presents will once again be providing a variety of exciting opportunities for young people at this year’s event

Looking to rent in London? Securing the keys to a new home in any big city can be an ordeal but there is a way to avoid the common pitfalls of London rentals - dodgy landlords, dubious décor and downright dicey security.

Cauldron Foods’ comedy night will give vegans the last laugh as Vegan comics dispel vegan myths.

Most read sport

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Most Read

Latest from the East London Advertiser