Match Preview: Dagenham & Redbridge v Leyton Orient – Football League Trophy R2


Leyton Orient make the short trip to Victoria Road in the hope of improving their recent form by defeating Dagenham & Redbridge in the JPT. The Daggers have also found it difficult in recent weeks and so they will also want to boost morale with a home win over a League One side. Here we preview Tuesday night’s game (19:30 kick-off):

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Last Season

Top scorer: Rhys Murphy 13  League Two: 9th FA Cup: 1st round League Cup: 1st round

Last season Dagenham & Redbridge defeated Colchester United and Southend United to make it to the Southern Section Quarter-Final. They suffered a 1-0 defeat at London Road against eventual winners Peterborough.

In League Two the Daggers finished in 9th place missing out on a play-off place by 11 points.


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This Season

Top scorer: Jamie Cureton 5   League Two: 19th  FA Cup: N/A  League Cup: 1st round

Dagenham & Redbridge have started the new season in a similar fashion to the O’s, like Orient, the Daggers have averaged one point per game. Wayne Burnett’s side began the campaign with two defeats, but they were unbeaten in their next three league games, defeating Hartlepool and Mansfield.

Their form going into the game is also similar to the O’s. They have claimed one draw and one win in their last five games. They also suffered a 2-1 home defeat last time out.

Exeter City snatched a late victory at Victoria Road on Friday night. Jamie Cureton had put the hosts 1-0 up after 11 minutes and they still held the lead going into the last ten minutes of the match. However, referee Keith Stroud awarded the visitors a penalty soon after, as Matt Partridge had brought down Alex Nicholls in the area. Jimmy Keohane scored from 12 yards, setting up a tense finish to the match. In injury time Arron Davies headed home to give the Grecians all three points.

Last lineup: Cousins, Batt, Saah, Partridge, Connors, Boucaud, Howell (Hemmings 78), Ogogo, Labadie, Cureton (Yusuff 90), Chambers (Porter 85)

Subs: O’Brien, Doe, Green, Goldberg, Porter, Hemmings, Yusuff


The Daggers received a bye in the first round of the JPT.

Team News

Wayne Burnett could be forced to make changes as he prepares his side to face the O’s.

Andre Boucaud and Jack Connors are unavailable for selection as they are away on international duty with Trinidad and Tobago and the Republic of Ireland Under-21s respectively.

Luke Howell faces a month on the sidelines after having surgery on a hernia problem. The Daggers will also be without attacking duo Rhys Murphy and Zavon Hines duo to hip and knee injuries respectively.

Ex O’s



Brian Saah began his career at Leyton Orient, graduating through the youth system to make his debut in September 2003.  He was a part of Orient’s promotion winning side in 2005/06 and he featured regularly in League One before being released at the end of the 2008/09 season. He made a total of 110 appearances for the O’s.

Jamie Cureton moved to Brisbane Road in June 2011, however after just one goal in 23 appearances he was sent out on loan to Exeter and that move was made permanent at the end of the 2011/12 season.

George Porter joined the O’s from Cray Wanderers in May 2010. He was loaned out to Lewes and Hastings before breaking into the Orient side in 2011/12. Porter scored two goals in 39 games for the O’s. He joined Burnley in July 2012.

Daggers manager Wayne Burnett started out at Leyton Orient. He played 52 games for the club before Blackburn signed him in August 1992. He returned to Brisbane Road to take charge of the youth team, a position which he left in May 2009 to become John Still’s assistant at Victoria Road.

Burnett’s first team coaches also had spells with the O’s. Warren Hackett made 95 appearances during four seasons at Brisbane Road. He then joined Doncaster in July 1994. Darren Currie played 10 games while on loan at the Orient from West Ham in the 1995/96 season.



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On Saturday Orient suffered their third consecutive defeat, as they lost 2-1 against Swindon Town.

Dean Cox came close to breaking the deadlock when he saw his shot headed off the line, but it was the visitors who struck first. Massimo Luongo teed up Michael Smith inside the area and the striker fired past Gary Woods. The Robins then extended their lead straight after the break. Smith turned provider, playing Nathan Byrne in behind the Orient defence and Byrne cooly finished the opportunity.

Shaun Batt came off the bench and he was close to pulling a goal back, but Wes Foderingham was able to smother his attempt. It was fellow substitute and Darius Henderson who reduced the deficit as he headed in a Scott Cuthbert cross, but it had come too late to spark an Orient revival.


The O’s progressed to round two of the JPT by beating Peterborough 3-2 last month. Chris Dagnall gave the O’s the advantage early on, heading in a Lloyd James free-kick, however Marcus Maddison fired a low shot into Gary Woods’s net to equalise. After the interval Dagnall grabbed his second of the night. latching on to a lofted James pass before beating Ben Alnwick with a shot on the half-volley. Bradley Pritchard added a third before Romain Vincelot was sent off. Luke James’s made it 3-2  in injury time but the O’s held out.

Team News

Leyton Orient’s injury problems are mounting as David Mooney was the latest player to be added to the injury list. The striker missed the defeat against Swindon due to an ankle injury and he looks set for a spell on the sidelines.

Kevin Lisbie is still out of action due to a shoulder injury, Gary Sawyer continues to be unavailable due to the tendonitis in his knee, while Lloyd James is set to be a long term absentee after he suffered a broken leg against Rochdale.

Adam Legzdins isn’t ready to return yet either, but following a meeting with specialists this week he has revealed that his recovery from his fractured finger is ahead of schedule.

Earlier today (Tuesday) midfielder Jack Price was added to the squad on a 93-day loan deal from Wolves, however he is not eligible to play tonight as he already featured in the competition for Yeovil during a loan spell at the start of the season.


Kevin Nugent could make some changes to the side that faced Swindon on Saturday, however Football League Trophy regulations (7.3) limit his scope for rotation. The injuries within the squad could mean the likes of Harry Lee and Scott Kashket are given opportunities. Bradley Pritchard, Shaun Batt and Elliot Omozusi could return to the starting lineup.


Ex Daggers



Romain Vincelot joined the Daggers in January 2010 and he was a part of the side that won promotion to League One via the play-offs in May 2010. He was the club’s top scorer in League One in the 2010/11 season. He made a total of 61 appearances for Dagenham & Redbridge before joining Brighton in July 2011.

Mathieu Baudry joined Dagenham & Redbridge in March 2012 on a loan deal until the end of the season. He made 11 appearances during his time at the club.

Shaun Batt  moved to Dagenham & Redbridge in 2005, but he spent most of his time out on loan at clubs such as Ilford, Leyton, East Thurrock United and St Albans City. His brother Damian is currently at the Daggers.




The last meeting between the the two sides was in a Football League Trophy tie in September 2011. Sam Williams gave the Daggers the lead just after the hour, but David Mooney equalised for the O’s two minutes from time. The match went to penalties, with the Daggers eventually emerging victorious. Their 14-13 win is a joint record for a penalty shootout in the English professional leagues, that was only recently matched by Liverpool and Middlesbrough in the League Cup.


Orient have never beaten Dagenham & Redbridge  in the Football League Trophy in four attempts. They lost 1-0 in 2007, 4-1 in 2003 and 3-2 in 2001.

The last time the Daggers hosted the O’s was in November 2010 in the FA Cup. The match ended 1-1, with Orient winning the replay 3-2 to progress. Earlier in that season Orient had lost 2-0 at Victoria Road as Romain Vincelot grabbed a brace for the Daggers.

Orient’s only away win over Daganham & Redbridge was back in November 1992 in the FA Cup. The O’s won 5-4 thanks to goals from Adrian Whitbread,Terry Howard, Andy Jones and a Mark Cooper brace.




[textmarker color=”000000″ type=”background color”]Match Officials[/textmarker]

Referee: James Linington

Assistants: Carl Brook and Nicholas Cooper

Fourth Official: Robert Whitton


Tickets are available on the evening of the game. You can find ticket information here.


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