PREVIEW: Notts County

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Notts County are five unbeaten in the league and have not lost since Chris Kiwomya took the job on a full-time basis following the departure of Keith Curle last month.
The Magpies currently sit two points above the O’s and have aspirations themselves of making a late play-off push.
The original fixture was scheduled to be played at Meadow Lane on December 22 but was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. 
Last time out…

The Magpies also picked up three points at the weekend after they defeated Carlisle United 1-0 at home. 
Alan Judge was the goalscorer on 35 minutes and Kiwomya was relieved to pick up the win.
He said: “It was a difficult game for us. They stopped us, pressed us high and were very good at closing us down.
“We tried to play, couldn’t play, so we had to start playing off the second ball sometimes.
“They kept going and sometimes you just need everybody to play their part.”

In terms of injuries, County will again be without right-back Julian Kelly, who has been ruled out with a calf injury.
Kelly missed Saturday’s win over Carlisle, which means Kiwomya is likely to continue playing with three centre-backs.
Last time we met…
The last time we met was on January 26 when the O’s ran out 2-1 winners at Brisbane Road thanks to second half goals from David Mooney and Mathieu Baudry and brought an end to the Magpies’ 22 game unbeaten away run. 
One to watch…

Midfielder Alan Judge has six goals to his name this season and is always a threat going forwards. 
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Under 16: £6
Previous meetings…

Orient wins: 25
Notts County wins: 29
Draws: 16