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PREVIEW: Peterborough United

9 May 2014

All the team news and form guide as Orient begin their Play-Offs journey

Orient travel to Peterborough United on Saturday for their first Play-Off game since 2001 and looking to put themselves in a strong position ahead of the second leg at the Matchroom Stadium on Tuesday.

The game has an early kick-off time of 12:15pm and will also be broadcast live on Sky Sports. The game is ALL TICKET with no tickets available to purchase on the day. 

Both managers hope to have fully fit squads to choose from as O’s boss Russell Slade admitted all of his squad have trained this week, though to varying degrees, whilst Posh welcomed back Danny Swanson from injury in their last outing at Port Vale.

Orient head into the Play-Offs in good shape having won their last two games of the regular season which meant they secured third spot in League 1 with a club record points tally. Posh meanwhile are in decent shape themselves having taken seven points from their last three games to finally cement sixth position.

The O’s will be looking for a repeat of their last trip to London Road which saw them win 3-1 in spectacular fashion with David Mooney grabbing a brace and Dean Cox scoring, all after Posh had taken the lead through skipper Tommy Rowe. However the last time the two sides met was not such a happy affair for Slade’s side when two late goals saw Posh turn around a 1-0 deficit after Mooney had given Orient the lead to win 2-1. 

Peterborough are no strangers to the Play-Offs and have a formidable record in them having been promoted in each of the three seasons they have made it in 1992, 2000 and most recently in 2011.

Posh boss Darren Ferguson is calm ahead of the clash saying: “We’re under no illusions how difficult a task we have, but we have as good a chance as anyone else of going up and both my management team and the players are calm ahead of what lies ahead.”

To hear what Russell Slade had to say ahead of the trip to Cambridgeshire click here

Sky Bet are offering a number of special markets for the big occasion and you can find those here

For those that can’t make it, there will be full coverage on Orient Player along with Sky Sports.

The Leyton Orient Supporters Club will be showing the game live and will be open from 11am until 4pm.


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