PREVIEW: WALSALL (H)

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LEYTON ORIENT WELCOME WALSALL TO THE BREYER GROUP STADIUM THIS MONDAY AND WILL BE HOPING TO WIN A FIFTH GAME IN A ROW FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2015.

Danny Johnson returned to goal scoring form, bagging both of Orient’s goals in a 2-0 win against Mansfield Town.

Conor Wilkinson and Dan Happe both missed that match, but Interim Manager is hopeful both should return “sooner rather than later.”

 The Saddlers

Walsall sit 20th in the league standings with 42 points.

Brian Dutton’s team are without a win in 13 outings: their last victory coming against Port Vale in January.

Last time out, the Saddlers drew 0-0 at home to Harrogate Town. Harrogate goalkeeper Belshaw guessed the right way to save Osadebe’s penalty in that one.

A word from the Gaffer

Listen to the Gaffer’s post-match thoughts following Orient’s win at Mansfield.

The Officials

The Ref: Paul Howard

Assistants: Greg Read & Stephen Brown

Fourth: Scott Williams

The Official has taken charge of 25 fixtures so far this season booking 70 players, sending off four and awarding 12 penalties.

Howard was the referee back in December 2018, when the O’s lost 2-1 to Dagenham & Redbridge. This season, the referee has taken charge of 27 games, booking 87 players, sending off four and awarding ten penalties.

Last Clash

Earlier in the season, Walsall came from behind to beat Orient 2-1.

How to follow

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