PREVIEW: Colchester United (H)

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LEYTON ORIENT WELCOME COLCHESTER UNITED TO THE BREYER GROUP STADIUM, THIS SATURDAY. KICK-OFF IS AT 3PM

Ten-man Orient picked up an impressive point on Tuesday night against Crawley Town. Tom Nichols missed an early penalty and Hector Kyprianou’s 31st minute dismissal meant the O’s played a majority of the fixture a player short.

The U’s sit 18th in the table, six points behind Orient. Last time out Colchester lost 1-0 to Scunthorpe United; Alfie Beestin’s 5th minute goal the difference between the two sides.

THE U’s

Colchester are currently on a run of nine games without a win. Their last victory came against Scunthorpe, in early December.

Steve Ball’s side welcome back Frank Nouble, who joins on loan from Plymouth Argyle. Elsewhere in the January window, the U’s s have signed Ollie Kensdale, Josh Doherty and Brendan Sarpong-Wiredu.

 

E10 Extra

Our brand-new preview show is the new way to prepare for up-and-coming Orient games.

The latest instalment of E10 Extra features: Transfer Talk with Martin Ling, A Closer Look at our clash with Crawley, Dan Kemp and a deep dive into Saturday’s opponents, Colchester.

THE OFFICIALS

Referee: NEIL HAIR

Assistant Referees: Gareth Viccars and Samuel Ogles
Fourth Official: Damith Bandara

Hair officiated an O’s fixture as recently as November, when Danny Johnson smashed a hat-trick against Harrogate Town.

The referee has been involved in 19 games, booking 79 players, sending off two and awarding six penalties.

A WORD FROM THE BOSS

Head Coach Ross Embleton will be looking for his team to use the positives from Tuesday night’s draw against Crawley.

Last Clash

A Jevani Brown brace sunk Orient at the JobServe Community stadium.

HOW TO FOLLOW

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