The O’s have recorded their worst home record in the league, having lost all five of their last home games this season.

As the end of the season fas approaches, Leyton Orient are in an uphill battle to secure safety in the fourth tier of English football.

The O’s are seven points behind Cheltenham and are in need of a miracle as they face six teams in the top half of the table in their final stretch to the end of the season.

Weekend opposition, Doncaster Rovers are in a great position to lift the League Two trophy in May – six points clear from second-place Plymouth.

The Rovers have only lost one game in the last ten and shouldn’t let promotion slip away in the final nine games of the season.

Team News

Liam Mandeville could make his comeback for the Rovers after an ankle injury.

Marko Marosi and Luke McCullough are still sidelined with long term injuries.

Gary McSheffrey could be starting for Doncaster after recently appearing as a sub following a long time out due to injury

Paul McCallum will be the main absence for the O’s, the striker picked up a knee injury in the 3-0 loss to Grimsby and should be out of action for a month.

Midfielder Liam Kelly is available after a six-match ban following an incident with a ball-boy in the 3-2 win at Plymouth.

Key Men 

Sandro Semedo will be one of Leyton Orient’s main threats for the game against Doncaster Rovers.

The Portuguese winger has been one of most utilised players by Danny Webb and has performed at a good level lately, despite the team’s poor form.

Semedo’s pace and threatening crosses will be one of Leyton Orients main strengths to try and get anything out of this match.

Doncaster’s major threat will be John Marquis. The 24-year-old has been in great form, having scored three goals in the last five games.

The forward has scored 20 goals in the league this season and has proven to be a threat in the box.

Stat Attack – Head to Head

Leyton Orient have lost all of their last five home games.

The hosts have struggled in defence, conceding 20 goals in their last five League Two fixtures.

Doncaster are in good form, having only lost one game in their last ten.

The Rovers have scored 71 goals in the league, making them the joint highest scoring team in England’s top four divisions along with League One outfit, Sheffield United.

Last 6 Results

Leyton Orient Doncaster Rovers


Accrington 5-0 Leyton Orient Doncaster 3-1 Notts County
Leyton Orient 0-3 Grimsby Doncaster 2-0 Cheltenham
Newport 0-4 Leyton Orient Crawley Town 0-0 Doncaster
Stevenage 4-0 Leyton Orient Cambridge 2-3 Doncaster
Leyton Orient 0-1 Cheltenham Doncaster 2-2 Accrington
Leyton Orient 2-3 Notts County Doncaster 1-1 Luton


Previous league meetings:

Last 5 results

26.11.16 – League Two – Doncaster 3-1 Leyton Orient

14.04.15 – League One – Leyton Orient 0-1 Doncaster

21.10.14 – League One – Doncaster 0-2 Leyton Orient

19.01.13 – League One – Doncaster 2-0 Leyton Orient

29.09.12 – League One – Leyton Orient 0-2 Doncaster


Did you know?

Leyton Orient have never won a game against Doncaster at Brisbane Road.

The O’s have a negative record of three losses and two draws in the five games played between the two sides in east London.

Doncaster’s 5-0 home win over the O’s in the 2004 remains the biggest win in games between the two teams.

Follow the action

Tickets are still available for the match.

Follow coverage of the game on Leyton Orient’s and Notts County’s official Twitter pages ( @Leytonorientfc & @Official_NCFC)

If you are looking for audio coverage, you can listen to commentary from BBC London’s Dave Victor on Orient PlayerHD.

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