Ross Embleton says he will use players that he feels can “go and get us a result” in tonight’s Trophy second round tie away at Bristol Rovers.

Embleton was in charge for Leyton Orient’s the first two group games against Southend United and AFC Wimbledon, largely using squad players and also bedding in a couple of players from the youth team.

That continued with Carl Fletcher’s only game in charge in the competition, the penalty shoot-out victory over Brighton & Hove Albion under-21s following a 1-1 draw.

When asked if he would continue to use squad players following the conclusion of the group stage, Embleton said: “I think the squad players phrase is right because we’ve played players in previous rounds that didn’t play the previous game or hadn’t been involved in previous fixtures. They were given the opportunity to get minutes and try and play their way into the team.

“Where we are at the minute, the form hasn’t been great so as far as I’m concerned, the players that are picked at the moment are picked with a reason or a direction for them to get themselves into the team.”

He continued: “There will be a number of players involved on Wednesday night that, first and foremost, I feel can go and get us a result and win us the game, but at the same time there will probably be one or two changes.

“But, changes with the intention of people looking at it to say ‘is he going to take this opportunity to get himself in the team, or back in the team’. There will be some, but it’ll be a team that we’re putting out there to really try and get a result.”

With the game being played on a Wednesday, it gives Orient a short turnaround before they travel up to Oldham Athletic for their League Two fixture on Saturday.

Embleton says that those featuring in the cup tonight have a chance to play themselves into the squad for Saturday and hopes that they can give him a selection headache.

He said: “We’ve had players that have been out injured, so one or two of those need minutes to get themselves closer physically to be able to be up for selection for the game at the weekend. One or two of those others potentially haven’t featured in recent games. I wouldn’t class them as squad players, I would class them as first-team players that haven’t been picked of late.

“There will be players that are put out on the pitch on Wednesday night hoping that they will give me that performance or that selection headache come the weekend, to know that they’re performing at a level that makes them capable of going and playing in the Oldham game.”