PREVIEW: Crawley Town (A)

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LEYTON ORIENT TRAVEL SOUTH TO FACE Crawley Town at the PEOPLE’S PENSION STADIUM

Both sides have lost their last two outings; Bolton beat Orient 2-0 and Crawley suffered a 3-1 defeat away to Cambridge United.

The Red Devils very recently got the better of the O’s, in a 2-1 victory at The Breyer Group Stadium. Max Watters fired home the winner back in December but has since left the club to play for Cardiff City.

Orient will be without Dan Happe, who serves the second of his two-match suspension following his second red card of the season against Forest Green Rovers.

CRAWLEY TOWN

John Yems’ team started the year with a memorable FA Cup victory against Leeds United, however, Crawley were eliminated from the competition by Bournemouth in the following round.

Former O Josh Wright is likely to feature for his new side, having joined the Red Devils earlier this month. Jordan Maguire-Drew will not be eligible to play for Crawley in Tuesday night’s match as Orient are his parent club.

THE OFFICIALS

Referee: Kevin Johnson

Assistant Referees: Marc Wilson and Mike Desborough

Fourth Official: Paul Howard

The referee has officiated 18 matches so far this season, booking 43 players, sending off two men and awarding six spot-kicks.

Johnson was in charge of the O’s Papa John’s Trophy victory against Brighton U23s back in November 2019.

A WORD FROM THE BOSS

Head Coach Ross Embleton will be looking for his side to get a positive result following two straight defeats. Listen to the Boss’ pre-match thoughts:

Last Clash

Max Watters 82nd minute goal was enough for Crawley to steal all three points:

HOW TO FOLLOW

If you want to keep up to date with the action from Crawley, Orient TV Passes are now available on the club website.

Orient Live presented by Auto AXS is the new and only way to watch the O’s both home and away, with our new streaming service providing insight and analysis prior to kick-off, at half-time and following the final whistle.

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