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PREVIEW: Leyton Orient v Plymouth Argyle

19 April 2016

All the information ahead of tonight's encounter with the Pilgrims

Leyton Orient will be looking to make it back-to-back wins at the Matchroom Stadium when they host fifth-placed Plymouth Argyle this evening.

The O’s got back to winning ways at the weekend with a 3-2 win over Dagenham & Redbridge, with Jay Simpson putting the hosts in front early on.

Simpson took his tally to 25 for the season when netting the second just before the half-time interval, but Dagenham hit back in the second period with two goals in quick succession through Jamie Cureton and Clevid Dikamona.

However, the O’s picked up all three points thanks to Armand Gnanduillet’s fourth goal for the O’s.

Orient currently find themselves in 10th position in the League Two table ahead of the fixture, and sit just two points behind AFC Wimbledon who occupy the final Play-Off place.

Plymouth still harbour hopes of automatic promotion, and boosted those chances with a come-from-behind victory against Portsmouth at the weekend.

Michael Smith put Pompey in front in the second period, but goals from Jamille Matt and substitute Gregg Wylde secure Derek Adams’ side all three points.

When the O’s travelled to Home Park in November the Pilgrims topped the table, but needed an 81st minute equaliser to earn a point in a 1-1 draw after Jay Simpson had given the visitors a fourth-minute lead with his 14th goal of the season.

LAST TIME IN E10

Leyton Orient 2 Plymouth Argyle 0
05.04.11 League One

Orient moved to within three points of the Play-Offs as they netted twice in the opening 13 minutes to record their first win in five games against Plymouth Argyle, who remained bottom following this defeat.

Russell Slade’s side took the lead with their first chance when Dean Cox sent  in a great cross from the left, Jimmy Smith knocked it back across goal and top scorer Scott McGleish headed home his 17th of the season.

Plymouth looked like being in for a long night when Andrew Whing sent Alex Revell down the right and his cross found Cox, who controlled the ball and fired past David Button from eight yards to double Orient’s advantage.

Rory Fallon had a header well saved by Orient goalkeeper Jamie Jones as the visitors tried to find a route back into the game, but the home side held firm.

Orient: Jones, Whing, Omozusi, Barrett, Daniels, Chambers, Spring, Dawson, Cox, Revell (Tehoue 40), McGleish (Kane 85).
Subs: Butcher, Forbes, Crowe, Carroll, M’Poku.
Goals: McGleish (4), Cox (13)
Bookings: Whing (33)

Plymouth: Button, Duguid, N’Gala, Fletcher, Patterson (Walton 69), Fallon, Mason (Harper-Penman 83), Bolasie, Peterlin, Nelson, Zubar. Subs: Larrieu, Baker, Timar, Young.
Bookings: Button (15), Bolasie (36), Walton (77)
Referee: Michael Naylor
Attendance: 3,255 (inc 449 Plymouth fans)

BETTING

Leyton Orient have been given odds of 7/5 by Sky Bet to secure victory against fifth-placed Plymouth on Tuesday evening.

The visiting Pilgrims go into the game as favourites with Sky Bet giving 19/10 odds of them picking up the win.

With 25 goals this season, Orient top scorer Jay Simpson is 7/2 to score the game’s first goal. 

The reverse fixture ended in a 1-1 draw and a repeat of that scoreline tonight is 9/2.

TEAM NEWS

Jobi McAnuff is ruled out for the O’s having picked up a calf injury, while Nigel Atangana is a fresh doubt having picked up a hamstring injury in Saturday’s win over Dagenham.

Midfielder Kevin Nolan remains a doubt with an ankle injury, as does Sammy Moore having just recovered from a bout of illness, while Paul McCallum and Dean Cox continue their road to recovery from knee ligament injuries.

COVERAGE

Not able to make it today? Follow coverage of the game on the O’s official Twitter feed or on 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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