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PREVIEW: Wycombe Wanderers (A)

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Kevin Nolan will look to begin his tenure as Leyton Orient player-manager with three points at Wycombe Wanderers.

Nolan signed a two-and-a-half year deal on Thursday to take charge of the O’s and sees his side come up against a Wycombe Wanderers side in seventh spot in League Two.

Last time out the O’s lost out 3-1 to Exeter City, despite Ollie Palmer giving them a first-minute lead as a Jayden Stockley double and one from Tom Nichols saw the Grecians pick up all three points.

Gareth Ainsworth’s Chairboys come into the game on the back of their FA Cup exploits, forcing Premier League side Aston Villa to a replay at Villa Park.

Wycombe have lost their last two league games – a 2-0 loss to Morecambe on January 2 and a 1-0 defeat against Hartlepool on January 16.


Leyton Orient 1 Wycombe Wanderers 1


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Jay Simpson’s second half strike saw the O’s remain top of the League Two table with a home draw against the Chairboys.

The O’s had fallen behind to a scrappy effort five minutes before the break from Matt Bloomfield.

However, Turgott played in Simpson who  took one touch before curling the effort beyond Matt Ingram and secure a share of the spoils for Orient.

Orient: Cisak, Clohessy, Baudry, Essam, Shaw, Moore, James (Palmer 46), Payne, Cox, Simpson, McCallum (Turgott 56)

Subs: Dunne, Kashket, Maguire, Grainger, Moncur.


Leyton Orient will be boosted by the return of captain Mathieu Baudry following his three-match ban after the sending off against Portsmouth on Boxing Day.

New signings Armand Gnanduillet and Nigel Atangana will be pushing for starting spot after joining from Chesterfield and Portsmouth respectively, while it remains to be seen whether new player-manager Kevin Nolan will name himself in the matchday squad for the visit to the Chairboys.

Paul McCallum continues to recover from a knee ligament injury, and is now running, while Dean Cox (knee ligament) and Lloyd James (Achilles) remain out.

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

Sky Bet have priced Leyton Orient up as the 9/5 outsiders to claim three points on the road at Wycombe on Saturday afternoon. The Chairboys are 6/4 favourites with home advantage and the draw can be found at 23/10.


Both teams have found the back of the net in all or Orient’s last five outings and Sky Bet make it odds-on at 8/11 that both teams find the back of the net in this clash.


The O’s drew 2-2 at Stevenage in their previous match on the road and a repeat of that scoreline can be backed at 12/1 with Sky Bet.


Not able to make it today? 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. 

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