PREVIEW: Port Vale

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Orient are looking to re-write the history books as in the past it has rarely been a happy hunting ground for the O’s with just one win in 57 years! Nonetheless Russell Slade will be looking for the same result as when the two sides met in September in E10 in what was one of the most exciting games of the season as the O’s ran out 3-2 winners thanks to a dramatic late winner from Kevin Lisbie. 

It was a frustrating point at Meadow Lane for Orient on Saturday but having suffered a wobble in form at the start of February, are now four unbeaten in League 1. 

Vale ended a run of three straight defeats on Saturday with a 2-1 win over Carlisle though their hopes of a play-off place look slim with a nine point gap between themselves and Peterborough in sixth and just 12 games to go.

Slade has had a couple of injury problems in the last week and top scorer David Mooney remains a major doubt with a rib injury whilst Mathieu Baudry is very doubtful with a hamstring problem.
For the home side Anthony Griffith is expected to be in the Vale line-up against his former employers, though he did need a bit of treatment on Monday after returning to the side from injury on Saturday afternoon in the victory over Carlisle.
Micky Adams has no further injury concerns going into the game and may well be tempted to name an unchanged line-up after the 2-1 win at the weekend.
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