Interim head coach Ross Embleton is "looking forward" to Leyton Orient' first pre-season friendly of the 2019/20 campaign when they take on Harlow Town this afternoon.

It's a repeat of season's friendly game, which resulted in the O's running out 7-0 winners.

Josh Koroma and Macauley Bonne, who have now departed the club, were on the scoresheet in that game, but new forward Conor Wilkinson and Lee Angol will be hoping they can step up to the plate, while the boss is excited to get himself and the players back into match action.

In an interview on the club's YouTube channel, Embleton said: "In the latter part of the week we've started to plan and train in relation to what we do in our games at the weekend. I think the biggest thing at the moment for all of us is those physical outcomes that the boys are going to get from the minutes that they play at the weekend.

"It's obviously a friendly that has become familiar to the club now, and I think an important one. We all look back at that first friendly against Harlow when the club was first taken over, it was such a momentous occasion for everyone to look back on, so it's nice to going back into those familiar surroundings."

He continued: "It'll be about putting players out on the pitch to really get those physical results that we need and that we start to go out and make things competitive again.

"We'll set out to go and win the game and put on a strong performance but there's obviously a bigger picture to where we're at at the moment in terms of what goes on against Harlow, but certainly we're looking forward to it."

Josh Koroma and Macauley Bonne were on target for the O's in last season's 7-0 friendly win over Harlow, but with those two now departed, new forward Conor Wilkinson and Lee Angol will be hoping to step up to the plate, with fellow addition Josh Wright also hoping to add some quality to the side.

Embleton has praised the trio after coming into the club during a difficult time.

He said: "There's been a lot made of Josh Wright's relationship with the gaffer and the fact that he was so close to him. I suppose the fact that he's come back to the club, he's fitted in because he's almost got a common understanding with what he's walking into.

"For Lee and Conor, it must be very surreal for them at the moment, coming into the environment that they're coming into. We needed to make sure it was a comfortable situation for them to be in and for them to respect what's going on at the moment.

"They can really help us, amongst one or two other new faces, to really drive forward and look to what comes. They're all helping the group and because of that difficult situation we're in it's made it nice to look at some fresher faces to lead us that way."

The match against Harlow kicks off at 3 pm, away at the Harlow Arena.