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Match Preview: Leyton Orient v Pompey

All you need to know about League One test

11 August 2023

Leyton Orient v Pompey
Match Previews

Match Preview: Leyton Orient v Pompey

All you need to know about League One test

11 August 2023

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Pompey make one of their shortest journeys of the season when they visit east London to face Leyton Orient on Saturday (3pm kick-off).

John Mousinho’s men will be looking to maintain an unbeaten run in League One that currently stands at 12 games.

Their opponents have started the new campaign with successive defeats, going down 1-0 at Charlton on the opening day.

They followed that up by losing 2-0 at Championship side Plymouth in the first round of the Carabao Cup.

But Orient have been on an upward curve since Richie Wells took charge at Brisbane Road in March 2022.

He immediately helped the club pulled away from the League Two drop zone then led them to the title last season.

It means they are competing at this level of English football for the first time since 2015 – which included two years spent in the non-league game.

Pompey have not faced Leyton Orient since the triumphant 2016/17 campaign, with Christian Burgess netting the only goal in the capital.

They did also win 5-2 in a pre-season friendly last summer – a match that was moved behind closed doors because of the extreme heat.

Paddy Lane (ankle) and Tom Lowery (knee) are the only senior players missing for Pompey this weekend.

Orient striker Joe Pigott – who spent last season on loan at Fratton Park – is likely to feature against his former club.

Read the thoughts of John Mousinho ahead of the game.

Pompey: 17 wins
Leyton Orient: 13 wins
13 draws

On the road
Pompey: 6 wins
Leyton Orient: 8 wins
6 draws

Pompey sold their full allocation of tickets for the game shortly after they went on sale and none will be available to buy on the day of the game.

If you are going to the match, please note that Brisbane Road is cashless stadium.

Referee: Ollie Yates
Assistants: Joe Simpson and Adrian Tranter
Fourth Official: Stuart Butler

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We will have key updates throughout the game on Twitter and a detailed blog via the match centre.

There will be post-match reaction on the website and our official YouTube channel, with highlights to follow on Sunday.

Local listeners can hear commentary by tuning in to either BBC Radio Solent or Express FM (not available online).

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