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PREVIEW: AFC Wimbledon (H)

27 November 2015

All the information ahead of the O's home clash this weekend...

Leyton Orient will be looking to secure back-to-back home victories tomorrow as they host AFC Wimbledon.

The O’s picked up a 3-2 victory at home to York City last weekend, and on Tuesday night produced an impressive display to draw 1-1 at league leaders Plymouth Argyle.

AFC Wimbledon arrive in E10 three points behind the O’s in 11th, and Neal Ardley’s side will be looking to bounce back from their midweek home defeat against Dagenham & Redbridge.

Despite creating a number of chances the hosts were unable to find a way beyond Daggers goalkeeper Mark Cousins, and with 10 minutes remaining ex-Orient striker Jamie Cureton scored the only goal of the night to secure Dagenham’s second league win of the season.

THE LAST TIME WE MET

Today’s game marks a milestone for the two clubs as it will be AFC Wimbledon’s first-ever visit to Brisbane Road.

The club was founded by Wimbledon FC supporters in June 2002 as a direct reaction to the decision by an independent three-man commission to allow Wimbledon FC to relocate some 56 miles away in Milton Keynes.

TEAM NEWS

Skipper Mathieu Baudry will undergo a late fitness test after coming off with a groin/hip injury in the 3-2 win over York City. 

Top scorer Jay Simpson is a doubt going into this weekend’s clash. The forward scored his 14th of the season at Home Park on Tuesday but was brought off before half-time due to a knock on his ankle. Simpson will undergo a fitness test along with captain Baudry who missed the draw at Plymouth.

Charlie Grainger continues to miss out with appendicitis while Dean Cox and Paul McCallum remain long-term absentees with knee injuries. Connor Essam continues to miss out with an ankle injury.

AFC Wimbledon look set to continue with Cardiff City loanee Ben Wilson in goal on Saturday with James Shea continuing to recover from a groin injury.

Former Orient man Andy Barcham is also ruled out for the Dons with medial ligament damage, and is expected to be ruled out until at least December.

Neal Ardley may hand starts to Adebayo Azeez and Sean Rigg as they look to bounce back from Tuesday’s defeat at home to Dagenham & Redbridge.

BETTING

Orient got a draw in midweek at Plymouth and they are even money to get three points this time with Sky Bet at home to AFC Wimbledon. The visitors can be backed at 11/4 with a stalemate on offer at 12/5. Orient have been among the goals in their last two home games with six and four respectively and four or more for the hosts on this occasion is an 11/1 chance with Sky Bet.

COVERAGE 

Not able to make it tomorrow? Follow coverage of the game on the O’s official Twitter feed or keep up with every kick over on the Orient Wall. If you are looking for audio coverage, you can listen to commentary from BBC London’s Dave Victor on Orient PlayerHD.   

Following the match head to leytonorient.com for match report and reaction. 

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