PREVIEW: CARLISLE UNITED (H)

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LEYTON ORIENT WELCOME CARLISLE UNITED THIS SATURDAY IN MATCH-DAY 16 OF THE 2019/20 SKY BET LEAGUE TWO SEASON. KICK-OFF IS AT 3PM.

Carl Fletcher’s first game in charge at The Breyer Group Stadium comes against Carlisle United. Having lost his first game in charge against Plymouth Argyle on Tuesday, the new Head Coach will be looking to bounce back in front a home crowd.

The 4-0 loss at Home Park was the first defeat in the league this October, having beat Northampton, Walsall and Grimsby earlier in the month.

Steven Pressley’s team sit below Orient in the league standings in 21st place, five points behind the O’s. Last time out the Cumbrians lost 2-0 at home to Northampton Town, extending a streak without a win in League Two, to four games.

TEAM NEWS

Conor Wilkinson is unavailable, as he serves the final game of his three-match suspension. The striker saw red for an off-the-ball incident with Walsall centre-back Dan Scarr.

Jamie Turley returned to the squad midweek against the Pilgrims and may push to get his first minutes on the pitch of the 19/20 season, against Carlisle.

At right-back – both Sam Ling and Myles Judd will be assessed before Saturday’s match, as they aim to recover from respective injuries.

Lee Angol and Jobi McAnuff continue to make steps in the right direction towards recovery, but won’t be available at the weekend.

REF WATCH

  • Referee: David Rock
  • Assistant Referee: Stephen Brown
  • Assistant Referee: Abbas Khan
  • Fourth Official: Michael Webb

David Rock has taken charge of eight games this season, six of which in League Two. He has booked 20 players so far this season, sending-off just one man. Rock has awarded five penalties, three in League Two and one each in League One and The National League.

Rock last officiated The O’s on New Year’s Day, when Macauley Bonne’s header was the difference between Orient and Dagenham & Redbridge in the National League.

On that day, the Ref booked four players, including Joe Widdowson, Jobi McAnuff and Josh Koroma.

COVERAGE

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Upcoming Fixture:
26th October 2019
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English Football League - League Two
English Football League - League Two
Leyton Orient
Leyton Orient
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Carlisle United
Carlisle United