PREVIEW: Scunthorpe United (H)

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LEYTON ORIENT WELCOME Scunthorpe TO The Breyer Group Stadium in matchday 18 of the Sky Bet League TWO season (03:ooPM KICK-OFF).

The O’s will look to bounce back under the leadership of Interim Head Coach Ross Embleton following the departure of Carl Fletcher. Orient were knocked out of the FA Cup last weekend as Maldon & Tiptree beat the O’s 2-1.

Scunthorpe thumped Sunderland 3-0 midweek, ensuring safe passage to the next stage of the Leasing.com Trophy. Managed by Paul Hurst, the Iron sit 21st in the league table, five points behind Orient in 16th.

The visitors are yet to win an away fixture in League Two this season.

TEAM NEWS

James Dayton and Conor Wilkinson are unlikely to make the squad, with the former hopping off against the Jammers and the latter forced off against Morecambe.

Lee Angol remains a doubt and a knee injury keeps Jobi McAnuff on the sideline.

REF WATCH

  • Referee: Brett Huxtable
  • Assistant Referees: Paul Yates and Andrew Laver
  • Fourth Official: Paul Kelly

Huxtable has taken charge of 12 games so far this season, with the majority of those being League One games. The Referee has booked 44 players within those ties, sending off just one man. The official has pointed to the spot 5 times.

The last time Huxtable oversaw an O’s game was back in February 2017, when Notts County picked up a 3-2 win in E10. The ref booked 6 players including Orient’s Sandro Semedo and Josh Koroma.

COVERAGE

Can’t make the game? Follow live updates through the official Twitter feed.

Match report and reaction following the game will appear on leytonorient.com.

 

Upcoming Fixture:
16th November 2019
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English Football League - League Two
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Leyton Orient
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Scunthorpe United
Scunthorpe United