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24 November 2020

Match Previews


24 November 2020

The Bantams are on the road again this evening, travelling to the Breyer Group Stadium to take on Leyton Orient in Sky Bet League Two.

The O’s secured all three points on Saturday as they cruised to a 3-0 victory against Harrogate Town. The win puts them 11th in the table - just two points off the play-off places.

We have produced an Opposition Guide full of detailed information on tonight's hosts. 


Orient made three signings during the summer, with six players going the other way.

INS: Ousseynou Cissé (Gillingham), Jordan Thomas (Norwich City, loan) Tunji Akinola (West Ham United, loan)

OUTS: Marvin Ekpiteta (Blackpool), Arthur Janata (East Thurrock United), James Alabi (Bromley), Dale Gorman (Glentoran), Brendon Shabani (Concord Rangers, loan), Matt Harrold (retired). 


Danny Johnson

Johnson signed for the East London outfit in January and has impressed since his arrival. The striker has bagged nine goals this season, including a hat-trick last Saturday against Harrogate Town. 

The 27-year-old has enjoyed spells at Motherwell and Dundee, however his best scoring record came at Gateshead - where he netted 44 goals in 110 appearances - between 2015 and 2018.

Josh Coulson

A 31-year-old defender, Coulson has been a key part of Orient’s backline since joining the club from Cambridge United - scoring eight goals throughout the 2018/19 campaign. 

Coulson spent 11 years at the Abbey Stadium, making over 300 appearances. During his time with the U’s he achieved promotion to the EFL when his side beat Gateshead 2-1 in the 2014 National League Play-Off Final. He achieved the same feat with Leyton Orient in 2019 - captaining his side to become National League champions.

Conor Wilkinson

Wilkinson started off his career at Bolton in 2013 and has since turned out for 10 different clubs, including Dagenham and Redbridge, Newport and Barnsley.

The 25-year-old striker joined Orient in 2019 and was a regular in the side last season. Wilkinson has also represented the Republic of Ireland at youth level.


Ross Embleton was appointed head coach of Leyton Orient in January this year, following a successful spell as first-team coach where he helped earn promotion to Sky Bet League Two. 

Aged 39, Embleton is one of the youngest managers in the EFL. He has been at Orient since 2017, when he began as interim head coach. 


Jobi McAnuff has racked up over 650 career appearances since his professional debut with Wimbledon in 2000. He has gone on to play in all four of England’s top divisions, including a successful spell at Reading, where he got promoted to the Premier League.

The experienced midfielder has also represented Jamaica 32 times, scoring one goal in the process. This is McAnuff’s second spell at the O’s, after spending two seasons with the club from 2014 until 2016.


Leyton Orient cruised to victory against Harrogate Town at the Breyer Group stadium on Saturday - winning 3-0.

Leyton Orient 3 (Danny Johnson 18', 31', 73’)

Harrogate Town 0

Sky Bet League Two

Saturday November 21

Orient: Vigouroux, Ling, Coulson, Happe, Widdowson, McAnuff (c) (Dayton 78'), Cisse, Kyprianou (Wright 87’), Wilkinson (Maguire-Drew 82’), Johnson, Brophy (Dennis 82’).

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