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PREVIEW: Leyton Orient v Exeter City

22 November 2016

All the information ahead of tonight's encounter

The O’s are hoping to bounce back from Saturday’s home defeat to Blackpool when hosting Exeter City at the Matchroom Stadium tonight.

Paul McCallum’s late goal proved too little, too late after the Seasiders had taken a two-goal lead through Jamille Matt and Tom Aldred.

The result saw Alberto Cavasin’s side drop to 20th in the League Two table, while tonight’s opponents Exeter City prop up the table.

The Grecians saw their hopes of a win on Saturday dented by a late revival from Carlisle United as Charlie Wyke’s stoppage time strike sealed the win for the Cumbrians.

Exeter had taken a first minute lead through Reuben Reid and though Wyke levelled, the visitors were back in front through Lee Holmes in the second half.

And just when it looked like they would secured a sixth away win, Shaun Miller levelled matters with a minute remaining, before Wyke’s second of the afternoon seven minutes into stoppage time.

The Grecians are yet to win at home this season, and have drawn just one of their home matches, a goalless draw with Grimsby Town.

On the road, wins have come at Accrington Stanley (2-1), Colchester United (3-2), Stevenage (2-0), Barnet (4-1) and Morecambe (3-0).

AHEAD OF THE GAME

Manager Alberto Cavasin on the home encounter with the Grecians -  here

Defender Tom Parkes searching for home win over Exeter – here

TEAM NEWS

Defender Yvan Erichot is a doubt for the O’s after coming off with a recurrence of his groin injury in the 2-1 defeat to Blackpool at the weekend.

The O’s will continue to be without loanee Harry Cornick and midfielder Liam Kelly through a groin injury and torn hamstring respectively, though defender Teddy Mezague continues to respond well to his rehabilitation programme as he looks to recover from a ruptured Achilles sustained earlier this year.

BETTING (correct at the time of writing)

Orient are slight 7/5 favourites for tonight’s Sky Bet League Two encounter with Exeter City, with the Grecians 15/8. The draw is available at 12/5.

Ollie Palmer netted the opener the last time these two sides met last season and he is 5/1 to break the deadlock, along with fellow striker Jay Simpson.

Lloyd James and Robbie Simpson come up against the O’s for the Grecians are available at 12/1 and 7/1 respectively to open the scoring.


COVERAGE

Can’t make tomorrow’s game? Follow live updates through the official Twitter feed or via the Orient Wall. For commentary on the game, listen to BBC London’s Dave Victor on Orient PlayerHD.

Match report and reaction following the game will appear on leytonorient.com.


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