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27 August 2021

Match Previews


27 August 2021

The Bantams will be aiming to make it four wins out of five in Sky Bet League Two when they face Leyton Orient at 3.00 pm tomorrow afternoon. 

The O’s have had a mixed start to the new league season with a win, two draws and a defeat. 

We have put together an opposition guide to give you all the information you need to know about our Bank Holiday weekend opponents. 


Orient enjoyed an eventful summer transfer window with a total of seven permanent arrivals and 13 departures, including last season’s top goal-scorer Danny Johsson. 

INCOMINGS: Tom James (Hibernian), Connor Wood (Bradford City), Omar Beckles (Crewe Alexandra), Darren Pratley (Charlton Athletic), Paul Smyth (Queens Park Rangers), Theo Archibald (Lincoln City, loan), Tyrese Omotoye (Norwich City under-23s, loan), Aaron Drinan (Ipswich Town), Harry Smith (Northampton Town). 

OUTGOINGS: Sam Sargeant (Barnet, loan), Sam Ling (Dagenham & Redbridge), Joe Widdowson (Barnet), Josh Coulson (Southend United), Jamie Turley (Barnet), Joe Widdowson (Barnet), Ousseynou Cisse (Oldham Athletic), Brendon Shabani (Released), James Dayton (Dulwich Hamlet), James Brophy (Cambridge United), Jordan Maguire (Woking), Danny Johnson (Mansfield Town), Louis Dennis (Bromley), Conor Wilkinson (Walsall). 


Omar Beckles

Despite being a defender, Beckles has had aN impressive start to life in front of goal for the O’s, scoring twice in his opening four appearances. 

The 29-year-old is an experienced centre-back with over 350 career appearances to his name. 

Daniel Kemp 

The former Chelsea and West Ham United academy prospect joined the club in January.

He has so far netted five times and provided three assists in 29 appearances. 

Aaron Drinan 

Drinan joined the club from Sky Bet League One side Ipswich Town in the summer and is expected to be Orient’s main source of goals throughout the season. 

The 23-year-old has so far scored twice in his opening five appearances for the East London outfit. 


Darren Pratley was recently appointed captain of the O’s despite only signing from Charlton Athletic in the summer. 

The midfielder is an experienced individual with nearly 600 career appearances. 


Kenny Jackett is an experienced head coach who has taken charge of nearly 900 games throughout his managerial career. 

He has previously spent time at the likes of Watford, Swansea City, Millwall, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Rotherham United, and Portsmouth. 

The 59-year-old has gained promotion from Sky Bet League One on two occasions. 


Leyton Orient 0

Harrogate Town 2 (Luke Armstrong 8’, 31’). 

Sky Bet League Two

ORIENT: Lawrence Vigouroux; Thomas James, Omar Beckles (booked 53’), Dan Happe, Shadrach Ogie (Connor Wood 56’); Hector Kyprianou, Darren Pratley, Tyrese Omotoye (Ruel Sotiriou 56’), Daniel Kemp; Theo Archibald (booked 69’), Harry Smith. SUBS (not used): Rhys Byrne, Jayden Sweeney, Daniel Nkrumah, Antony Papadopoulos, Craig Clay.


Meetings: 44

City Wins: 15

Draws: 12

Orient Wins: 17

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