Leyton Orient will be hoping to make it successive League Two victories when they make the trip to league leaders Plymouth Argyle tonight.
Orient returned to winning ways at the weekend with a 3-2 victory over York, thanks to a double from the League’s top goalscorer Jay Simpson and one for O’s skipper Mathieu Baudry.
They head to a Pilgrims side who suffered 2-1 home defeat at local rivals Exeter City at the weekend. A first half double from Ryan Harley put the Grecians on course, and though Oscar Threlkeld pulled one back, Derek Adams’ side slipped to the loss – their first in the league since October 20.
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Plymouth Argyle 3 Leyton Orient 3 (Leyton Orient won 6-5 on penalties) 12.8.14
The O’s returned victorious as they progressed through to the second round of the League Cup with a penalty shoot-out success over the Pilgrims.
The O’s were two goals to the good at the break after Dean Cox and Mathieu Baudry netted. A Reuben Reid double hauled the hosts back level and forced extra time.
Romain Vincelot put Orient back in front, only for Carl McHugh’s 108th-minute strike forced a penalty shoot-out.
Though Gary Sawyer, who now plays for the Pilgrims, missed a penalty for the O’s to give the hosts the advantage. However, Gary Woods saved spot-kicks from Jason Banton and McHugh to ensure the O’s progress.
Orient’s record in the league against the Pilgrims stands at: W16 D9 L25.
Last time out in the league, the O’s picked up maximum points with a 2-1 home win thanks to goals from Dean Cox and Scott McGleish in April 2011.
They followed that up with a 4-1 victory at Home Park the following month with McGleish and Cox once more on target. Alex Revell’s doubled helped seal the three points.
Skipper Mathieu Baudry will undergo a late fitness test after coming off with a groin/hip injury in the 3-2 win over York City.
The O’s will definitely be without long-term absentees Dean Cox and Paul McCallum, who have both suffered knee injuries. Goalkeeper Charlie Grainger remains sidelined with appendicitis, so Sam Sargeant will once again be on the bench.
Defender Connor Essam is also ruled out as he continues his recovery from an ankle injury.
Plymouth hope to have goalkeeper Luke McCormick and Carl McHugh back after both missed out against Exeter City due to groin and hamstring injuries. Argyle have also been without striker Reuben Reid and midfielder Hiram Boateng, while Peter Hartley looks likely to miss out with a foot injury.
Not able to make it tomorrow? Follow coverage of the game on the O’s official Twitter feed. If you are looking for audio coverage, you can listen to commentary from BBC London’s Dave Victor on Orient PlayerHD.
Following the match head to leytonorient.com for match report and reaction.