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PREVIEW: Oldham Athletic (H)

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Leyton Orient look to make it three games undefeated as the O’s take on Oldham Athletic at the Breyer Group Stadium.

Last time out, the O’s had to settle for a draw against Newport County. Harry Smith notched a brace, but goals from Matt Dolan and Dom Telford meant the game finished 2-2.

Cypriot duo Ruel Sotiriou and Hector Kyprianou will be available for selection after a successful international break, however, Paul Smyth and Adam Thompson remain unavailable.

THE LATICS

Oldham come into the season following an 18th place finish in League Two last year. Keith Curle took over at Boundary Park in March after a successful spell in charge of Northampton Town, who he led to promotion through the play-offs in 2020. After keeping his side in the league, Curle will be hoping for a more comfortable season this time around.

It has been a busy summer at Boundary Park as Curle looked to strengthen his squad, bringing in defender Alan Sheehan from his former club Northampton, former Orient midfielder Ouss Cisse and striker Hallam Hope from Swindon Town.

The Latics have had a disappointing start to the season having lost five of their six league games so far and are currently second bottom. There have also been issues off the pitch with fan protests against the ownership of the club following a turbulent few seasons.

KEY PLAYERS

Hallam Hope signed for the Latics this summer from League Two rivals Swindon Town. The 27-year-old scored five goals in League One last season for the Robins but it wasn’t enough to prevent them from getting relegated to League Two. Another key player for Oldham is midfielder Dylan Bahamboula. Bahamboula enjoyed a positive debut season with Oldham last season. The 26-year-old was one of the Latics stand out players last season, finding the net on six occasions as well as getting eight assists. The Frenchman hasn’t shown signs of slowing down this season, having already scored 2 goals in his opening four league games.

KENNY JACKETT

Kenny Jackett’s thoughts ahead of tomorrow’s clash with Oldham Athletic

THE OFFICIALS

Referee: Ben Toner

Assistants: Graeme Fyvie and Kevin Howick

Fourth Official: Stephen Brown

Toner took charge of 33 matches last year. He booked 93 players, sent-off two and awarded eleven penalties.

The official was the man in the middle when the O’s beat Walsall 3-1, back in October 2019.

HOW TO FOLLOW

If you want to keep up to date with the action from The Breyer Group Stadium, Orient Live has both audio and video packages available.

International supporters will be able to stream the match for just £10.

To view packages available to you, click here.

TOCA SOCIAL

Book your post-match night out at TOCA Social in the O2, the world’s first interactive football and dining experience, combining immersive gaming and world class food and drink. O’s fans get a 10% discount on box bookings and free O’s Sharing Cocktail or Mocktail on arrival*! Check out your matchday programme for the discount code and book online here.

*Online bookings only; code must be applied at checkout to receive the discount and arrival cocktail.

MATCH BALL SPONSOR

Today we welcome a special debutant to Brisbane Road… Mr. Gary Moss.

You’ll be able to spot Gary amongst the home crowd – he’s the fully grown man wearing full goalkeeper kit, gloves, boots and shin pads as this weekend he endures enjoys his stag-do to commiserate celebrate his forthcoming wedding and mark his last days of freedom…

From all those at Leyton Orient FC and all of your mates in attendance today, wishing you a lifetime of subservience happiness and the best of luck for the big day!

Gary is friendly to approach and is happy to pose for photographs today and accepts liquid payment by the pint.

C’mon the O’s!

 

Upcoming Fixture:
11th September 2021
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