Leyton Orient will be in for a tough test this weekend when they visit play-off hopefuls Cheltenham Town, says head coach Ross Embleton.

The O’s are unbeaten in their last three games and have only lost one of their last six matches in League Two.

However, Cheltenham have been one of the surprise packages in the division this season, and despite Orient beating them on the opening day of the season, Embleton has been impressed with the way they have gone about their season since that point.

After Tuesday’s win over Mansfield Town, he said: “I’ll be totally honest, I didn’t expect to see that when we played them at the start of the season. I know it was a very emotional day for everybody here and we probably didn’t take into consideration much about Cheltenham during or after that game because of everything that we had to face on that day.

“I’ve got an incredible amount of respect for the way they’ve gone about it this season. They’ve really grabbed a hold of the opportunity this year and made a really good impression and it’s a real exciting opportunity for us to go there.

“We’re in a good position at the moment, I feel that we’re in a good frame of mind. We’ll be going there to embrace it, to respect everything they’re about, but taking the bull by the horns to really go and make an impression.”

The Robins also showed incredible gestures on that emotional day, the first competitive game Orient played since the death of Justin Edinburgh.

They donated a banner bearing Edinburgh’s image to the club and also did a bucket collection for the Justin Edinburgh 3 Foundation.

Embleton says that the gesture will never be forgotten and also thinks that there will now always be a mutual respect between the clubs.

He said: “When we played them here I tried to show them my appreciation for that and I think the club did.

“I think forever there will be that mutual respect between the clubs and the two sets of supporters now because of that gesture that they showed.

“We’ll go there with that respect and giving them a huge pat on the back for that but hopefully not out on the pitch.”