PREVIEW: Morecambe (A)

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Following the O’s impressive comeback against league-leaders Newport County on Saturday, Ross Embleton’s side are back on the road as they look to record back-to-back victories against Morecambe.

 Despite heading into the half-time break a goal down, Embleton’s side displayed their determination as they fought back to win 2-1, with goals from Danny Johnson and James Brophy.

Looking ahead to our mid-week fixture, the O’s are set to make the 277-mile trip to Morecambe, who currently sit just two points behind Leyton Orient in League Two.

OPPOSITION

Sitting just three places shy of the O’s, it’s been a fairly fruitful season for Derek Adams’ side. As a result of the curtailment of the 2019/20 season due to the coronavirus, Morecambe finished 22nd in League Two.

Nevertheless, Adams’ has managed to turn around the Shrimps’ for this season, as they’ve recorded a total of 25 points across 17 games this campaign.

Aaron Wildig, who converted in Morecambe’s most recent outing, has been one of Morecambe’s key men this season.

Across 13 appearances, the 28-year-old has scored four goals and provided two assists from the centre of midfield. In addition to this, according to WhoScored statistics, Wildig has provided the highest average rating of any Morecambe player, with a mark of 6.89.

However, the goal-scoring responsibilities are shared amongst Adams’ side, as attacking midfielder Adam Phillips has also popped up with five goals, as well as three assists.

Heading into this Tuesday night fixture, it’s important to note that Morecambe currently boasts a fairly impressive home record. Their last defeat at the Mazuma Stadium came against Forest Green Rovers, as they lost 2-1 towards the tail end of October.

In their most recent fixture, Morecambe welcomed Harrogate Town to the Fylde coast. Wildig managed to find the back of the net, courtesy of a Phillips assist, just prior to the hour mark, which helped seal a 1-0 victory for the Shrimps.

TUESDAY’S OFFICIAL

In charge of Tuesday’s proceedings will be Sebastian Stockbridge and he will be accompanied by Steven Rushton, Simon Clayton and Marc Edwards – with the latter being the fourth official.

Stockbridge was last in charge of an Orient fixture back in August 2019, when the O’s defeated Mansfield Town 3-2.

The referee awarded Mansfield two penalties, however, the O’s manage to fight back from two goals and a 96th-minute winner from Jordan Maguire-Drew gifted Orient the three points.

FROM THE DUGOUT

Looking ahead to Tuesday’s trip to Morecambe, Head Coach Ross Embleton previews our next League Two fixture.

FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Ouss Cisse spoke to leytonorient.com following Orient’s 2-1 victory over Newport and discusses the O’s Tuesday night fixture.

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Upcoming Fixture:
15th December 2020
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English Football League - League Two
English Football League - League Two
Morecambe
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Leyton Orient
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