FORM: Now unbeaten in seven matches, Leyton Orient welcomed the short break that was provided last weekend by the international break. The O’s will be hoping to carry their good away form through to Saturday and claim their first home victory of the season.
Colchester have endured a tough start to the new season, collecting only two points from their opening six matches. The U’s poor start led to the departure of manager Joe Dunne, with the club appointing academy director Tony Humes as his replacement. Humes started his reign as manager with a 0-0 draw at Walsall last Saturday.
TEAM NEWS: Leyton Orient will be without Romain Vincelot who serves a one-match suspension following his sending off at Peterborough. Shaun Batt, Lloyd James, Gary Sawyer and Elliot Omozusi have all been struggling with injuries whilst Russell Slade revealed Dean Cox is making decent progress with a knee problem. Kevin Lisbie is a long term absentee with his shoulder injury. The O’s could however hand a debut to Michael Petrasso after the midfielder joined on a one-month loan from QPR on Thursday.
In the forwards department Slade will have some big decisions to make. Jay Simpson impressed in his last start at Aston Villa but missed the last match at Peterborough due to the birth of his child, whilst Chris Dagnall came in to notch two goals in his first start of the season. Darius Henderson was rested at Posh but grabbed his third of the season at Fleetwood in the game before. David Mooney meanwhile has started every game of the season so far.
Former Leyton Orient striker Jabo Ibehre is a doubt for the U’s on Saturday with a knee injury. The 31-year-old missed the U’s draw at Walsall last week but has returned to training and will be hoping to be fit for the weekend. Colchester will also be without Tosin Olufemi due to a ruptured Achilles tendon.
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TICKETS: Tickets are available to buy on the day of the game from the West Stand Ticket Office. There will be cash turnstiles for home fans in the South and East stands and for away fans in the South end of the East Stand.
Tickets for forthcoming away games will be on sale until 2pm tomorrow and again after the game.
HOSPITALITY: Guests should bring their tickets and arrive at the West Stand reception from 12:30pm
There will be a workshop at 1:30pm in the SCORE Centre for people interested in getting involve with the Leyton Orient Trust’s exciting trip to Africa. Find out more here
AWAY FANS: Away supporters will be situated in the East Stand on Brisbane Road
For all the information about getting to The Matchroom Stadium visit as well as parking click here
Please note there is very limited parking in the surrounding area.
PROGRAMME: There will be a brand new style matchday programme with eight more pages of editorial this season for the same price of £3.
The programme is packed with brand new features and includes interviews with Mathieu Baudry, Joe Keith and much more.
CAN’T MAKE IT? We will have full commentary on Orient Player during the game, twitter updates @leytonorientfc and a live blog on our Orient Wall that you can click to above.