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PREVIEW: Morecambe (A)

23 October 2015

All the information you need ahead of tomorrows trip to Morecambe FC

Leyton Orient will be hoping to build on their 1-1 draw against Luton Town on Tuesday night when they take a trip to Morecambe tomorrow.

The O’s came from behind for the second game in a row to pick up a share of the spoils, as Jay Simpson's 11th of the season cancelled out Jack Marriott's opener for Luton.
 
Ian Hendon’s team looked like scoring the winner in the second half, further emphasised by the 61 per cent possession they ended up with, but unfortunately they couldn’t get that much-wanted goal.

The O’s will now travel to the Globe Arena where they will play Morecambe who could be considered in form after climbing into the play-off spots as they beat Crawley Town 3-1 on Tuesday evening for their third consecutive league win.

The Shrimps started the scoring off with a goal from Kevin Ellison in the 41st minute and a second from Shaun Miller halfway through the second half. But Crawley started a possible comeback by making it 2-1 through Rhys Murphy for his second in two games, however Morecambe stayed strong and secured the victory with a third goal in the dying minutes via a penalty scored by Paul Mullin.
 
This will be the first time the two sides have ever met and both will be looking to make their mark in this highly-anticipated match. Orient will need to try to stop the Shrimps scoring but that's proven to be difficult as they are the top goalscorers in English professional football this season.
 

TEAM NEWS

Striker Paul McCallum is still out of action with his knee injury and most probably won't be fit for about six months, he underwent surgery on his right knee on Monday as he continues to recover from severe ligament damage.

Other front-man Ollie Palmer is Orient's only doubt as the 23-year-old has suffered a minor hamstring injury in the 1-1 draw at Luton.

Morecambe's Jack Ryan has been called back from his loan by Preston, however, it shouldn't largely impact the team as he has made four of his five appearances off the bench.

There are no fresh injury concerns for Morecambe and boss Jim Bentley, though captain Peter Murphy is still building his way up to full fitness following a long-term knee injury 

Aaron Wildig and Andrew Fleming are likely be substitutes for tomorrow's game with Lawrence Wilson remaining out of action with a hamstring strain.

BETTING

Sixth-placed Leyton Orient have just one win in 10 outings but are 5/6 with Sky Bet to claim a valuable three points at Morecambe.
 
Orient’s last two fixtures have ended in draws - 1-1 and 2-2 – and a repeat of those scorelines are 11/2 and 12/1 respectively.
 
Any kind of stalemate is 11/4 while the hosts can be backed at 3/1. Morecambe sit one place below tomorrow’s rivals after three league wins on the trot having scored 12 goals in the process.

Both teams to score is 4/6 with Sky Bet while over 3.5 goals is on offer at 7/4.

COVERAGE

Not able to make it tomorrow? Follow coverage of the game on the O’s official Twitter feed. If you are looking for audio coverage, follow BBC’s London Dave Victor on Orient PlayerHD.
Following the match head to leytonorient.com for match report and reaction.







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