PREVIEW: Port Vale (H)

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LEYTON ORIENT WELCOME PORT VALE TO THE BREYER GROUP STADIUM. The match is scheduled to kick-off at 3pm.

The O’s will face Port Vale this Saturday after a short break off the pitch, after fixtures against Carlisle and Harrogate were postponed due to bad weather.

James Brophy clinched a late winner at Vale Park, when the two sides last met. Danny Johnson and Conor Wilkinson both scored in the 3-2 win.

THE VALIANTS

Darrell Clarke was appointed manager of Port Vale earlier this week. Clarke left fellow League Two side Walsall, to take his new job.

Port Vale sit 19th in the league table with 32 points. Last time out, Vale suffered a 3-1 defeat to Tranmere Rovers. The Valiants last victory on the road came against Bolton on the first weekend of December – a tremendous 6-3 win.

THE OFFICIALS

Referee: Graham Salisbury

Assistant Referees: Christopher Kidd and Nicholas Cooper

Fourth Official: Greg Read

The Referee has officiated 20 games so far this season, booking 63 players, sending off one and awarding four penalties.

Salisbury last officiated an O’s match last February, when Orient beat Stevenage 3-0 away from home.

E10 EXTRA

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

The latest instalment of E10 Extra features: Ten year anniversary of THAT game against Arsenal, Top Bins: Josh Coulson v Joe Widdowson, Danny Johnson and a deep dive into Saturday’s opponents, Port Vale.

A WORD FROM THE BOSS

Head Coach Ross Embleton previews the match against Port Vale:

LAST CLASH

Take ‘A Closer Look’ at the O’s 3-2 triumph at Vale Park.

HOW TO FOLLOW

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