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