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FOCUS ON: Leyton Orient

23 February 2017

Club News

FOCUS ON: Leyton Orient

23 February 2017

A detailed look at Saturday's League Two opponents Leyton Orient

This Saturday sees us make the journey across to Brisbane Road to take on Leyton Orient in a crucial League Two game.

The O’s currently occupy 23rd in the table, three points and two places behind us, after claiming eight wins, five draws and 19 losses so far this campaign.

Their survival chances were boosted by an impressive win at Plymouth Argyle on Valentine’s Day, but overall that’s their only win in the last 10 league matches.

Orient are managed by former Southend, Cambridge and Hull player Daniel Webb, who took charge of his first managerial job at the end of January following the departure of Andy Edwards.

He initially joined the club back in 2011 as a youth team coach, and since then he’s worked his way up through the age groups and into the first team coaching staff before being handed the reigns last month.

Leyton Orient’s season hasn’t progressed quite as well as many people might have expected back in August, especially considering they finished eighth last year.

It’s only their second season back in League Two after nine years in English football’s third tier, where they almost got promoted to the Championship in 2014 after finishing third and losing to Rotherham in the play off final.

We last faced The O’s in August at the LCI Rail Stadium in our first game back in the Football League, where Billy Waters’ 76th minute strike was enough to earn us a point in a 1-1 draw.

In total we’ve played Leyton Orient 20 times since 1999, winning nine, drawing five and losing just six.

Orient will be without captain Liam Kelly for the game after he received a six-match ban for pushing a ball boy against Plymouth, and defender Tom Parkes might also be out after he picked up an injury last weekend - though the club said in the week that it wasn’t as bad as first thought.

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