PREVIEW: Stevenage (A)

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Leyton Orient will hope to return to winning ways when they make the short trip to Stevenage tomorrow.

The O’s six-game unbeaten run came to an end with a 2-1 defeat at Bristol Rovers on Monday, despite Jay Simpson’s 18th goal of the season.

Rory Gaffney put Rovers in front on 31 minutes before Simpson scored in first half stoppage time to level matters.

However, Gaffney’s first-time effort on 53 minutes saw Darrell Clarke’s side to victory, and following the results the O’s find themselves in ninth spot.

Stevenage come into the game in 19th following a 3-1 home loss to Dagenham & Redbridge on Monday.

Two goals in two minutes from Ashley Chambers and Joss Labadie put managerless Daggers in command, before Fraser Franks pulled one back for Teddy Sheringham’s side.  Christian Doidge restored Dagenham’s two-goal advantage as they went on to seal their first win in four matches.


Leyton Orient 3 Stevenage 0


Sky Bet League Two

The O’s maintained their 100 per cent start to the campaign with a 3-0 victory at the Matchroom Stadium in the reverse fixture.

Jay Simpson put Orient in front when he headed home Dean Cox’s cross, before Blair Turgott scored THAT team goal to double the O’s advantage, and Ollie Palmer notched his first for the club with a last-minute third

ORIENT: Cisak, Clohessy, Essam, Baudry, Shaw, James (Turgott 60), Pritchard, Moore, Cox (Dunne 82), Simpson, McCallum (Palmer 76)

Subs not used: Kashket, Grainger, Moncur, Ling


Orient skipper Mathieu Baudry serves the second of his three-match suspension following his sending-off against Portsmouth on Boxing Day.

Midfielder Lloyd James is ruled out with an Achilles injury, which looks likely to see the 24-year-old out for around six-eight weeks.

Sammy Moore is ahead of schedule in his recover from a burst blood capsule behind his knee, but the match is likely to have come too soon for the midfielder, while defender Jean Yves-M’voto is a doubt after picking up a groin injury in training.

Paul McCallum and Dean Cox both continue their rehabilitation from respective knee ligament injuries and remain as the only long-term absentees.

BETTING (Sky Bet Odds correct at the time of preview)

Leyton Orient head into the game as 7/5 favourites for the clash at the Lamex Stadium, while the hosts are priced at 19/10. The draw is 12/5.

The O’s defeated Stevenage 3-0 in the reverse fixture and for a repeat of that scoreline is 22/1. Striker Jay Simpson is 9/2 to score the first goal and make it 19 for the season, while next best for the O’s is Ollie Palmer at 13/2.

For Stevenage, Armand Gnaduillet and loanee Jamille Matt are 6/1 and 13/2 respectively.


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