The O’s are hoping to make it back-to-back victories under Alberto Cavasin when Crewe Alexandra make the trip to the Matchroom Stadium tomorrow.
Cavasin’s side picked up a 3-1 win at Hartlepool United last weekend after a double from Ollie Palmer and one for Sandro Semedo for the first three-point haul since September 5 in a 2-1 triumph at Morecambe.
Going into this weekend’s fixture the O’s lie in 20th position in League Two, while Crewe find themselves in 12th spot after a run of six games without a victory.
The Railwaymen have drawn four of the last six games, though last time out lost 1-0 at home to Yeovil Town after Matty Dolan’s strike proved enough for the Glovers to take all three points.
On their travels, Alex have picked up nine points from seven games, with victories at Stevenage (2-1) and Grimsby (2-0), alongside 1-1 draws at Newport County, Luton Town and Notts County.
The O’s will leave it late to make decisions on several injured players.
Yvan Erichot, Aron Pollock, Jay Simpson and Paul McCallum all missed out at Hartlepool United last week, and remain doubts for this weekend’s encounter with the Railwaymen.
A definite absentee is loanee Harry Cornick who is continuing his recovery following a groin injury picked up in the goalless draw at Barnet earlier this month.
AHEAD OF THE GAME
O’s boss Alberto Cavasin previews encounter with the Railwaymen – here
Midfielder Nigel Atangana looks ahead to the clash with Crewe – here
BETTING (Odds correct at time of preview)
The O’s are Sky Bet’s 21/20 favourites to pick up their second home win of the season when Crewe arrive at the Matchroom Stadium tomorrow.
Steve Davis’ Alex are winless in six and are available at 5/2 to pick up all three points, while the draw is also priced at 5/2.
Ollie Palmer has scored three goals in two games for the O’s and is 6/1 to score the first goal of tomorrow’s encounter, while former O Chris Dagnall is available at 8/1 to net the opener for the Railwaymen.
Match Report and reaction following the game will appear on leytonorient.com.