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O’s boss Mauro a few strikers light

16:00 04 December 2014

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O's boss Mauro Milanese (pic: Simon O'Connor)

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Midfielder Wright disagreed with referee’s decision at Bradford

Orient's Chris Dagnall is sent off by referee Darren Handley
 at Bradford (pic: Simon O'Connor)Orient's Chris Dagnall is sent off by referee Darren Handley at Bradford (pic: Simon O'Connor)

Leyton Orient are likely to be without several strikers for the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy tie at Gillingham this weekend, but manager Mauro Milanese has praised the players who have been filling the void.

Chris Dagnall was shown a straight red card during their 3-1 defeat to Bradford City at Valley Parade as the O’s fell to an eighth League One loss of the season.

O's Josh Wright challenges Bradford goalscorer Billy Clarke
 (pic: Simon O'Connor)O's Josh Wright challenges Bradford goalscorer Billy Clarke (pic: Simon O'Connor)

And they face Peter Taylor’s Gills for the second time in three weeks looking to avenge the 3-2 injury-time loss they suffered in the league meeting on November 15.

Boss Milanese is expected to be without Jay Simpson, Darius Henderson and Dagnall for the Southern Area semi-final clash at the Priestfield Stadium this weekend, but has praised the other players in the squad.

“Gianvito Plasmati is scoring, David Mooney is scoring,” Milanse told the club’s website.

“They are playing and they are doing amazing. I cannot complain because the other lads are scoring and doing their best.”

Orient ace Josh Wright does not believe Dagnall should be serving a three-match ban this weekend and claimed his team-mate’s red card was unjust.

Midfielder Wright played the full 90 minutes against the Bantams and insisted referee Darren Handley shouldn’t have sent Dagnall off against Bradford.

“For me the referee couldn’t wait to get the red card out,” Wright told Orient Player.

“Some would say it was a red, but I had a good view and it was not a sending-off.

“I thought there were one or two worst tackles on me. It is very frustrating and has taken the game away from us.”

Billy Knott gave Bradford a first-half lead, but Orient substitute Mooney equalised 16 minutes from time.

Dagnall received his marching orders soon after for a late challenge on Knott, and it proved to be the turning point of the match.

Billy Clarke and Jonathan Stead scored in the final 10 minutes of the match to consign O’s to defeat.

“I thought first half they were probably a bit better than us,” added Wright.

“That was always going to happen at a ground like this, with fans behind them.

“Bradford make it hard and they go direct, so it is all about fighting for the second ball.

“We have come right into it in the second half, though, and we got the goal.

“Moons finished it brilliantly and I thought we had that little bit of momentum, but the sending off is never a red card.

“We have to build ourselves up and go again now.”

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