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PREVIEW: Hartlepool United v Leyton Orient

21 October 2016

All the information ahead of the O's trip to Victoria Park

The O’s will hope to get back to winning ways at Hartlepool United tomorrow.

Last weekend Alberto Cavasin’s side lost out 2-1 at home to Luton Town, with Ollie Palmer’s late strike not enough after the Hatters had taken the lead through Cameron McGeehan and Danny Hylton.

The O’s head into the game at Victoria Park in 22nd spot in the League Two table, while tomorrow’s hosts lie in 14th place having drawn over half of their 13 leagues games to date.

Craig Hignett’s side have recorded three league wins this season, all away from home, and have come at Exeter City (2-1), Yeovil Town (2-1) and Grimsby Town (3-0).

Last time out they lost out 3-2 at Carlisle United, falling behind after 20 minutes when former O Jabo Ibehre netted. Shaun Miller was then sent off for the Cumbrians, before Lewis Alessandra levelled for the Pools.

Danny Grainger put the hosts back in front, only to be pegged back once again when Padraig Amond netted. However, they failed to pick up a share of the spoils when Michael Raynes scored the decisive goal 11 minutes from time.

TEAM NEWS

Midfielder and skipper Robbie Weir is back available to the O’s having served his three-game suspension following the sending off in the 2-0 home defeat at Plymouth Argyle.

Nigel Atangana also returned last week from a groin injury, but vice-captain Liam Kelly remains ruled out long term after undergoing surgery on his torn hamstring earlier this week.

Loanee Harry Cornick remains absent after coming off with a groin injury in the goalless draw with Barnet, while Jay Simpson remains a doubt for the O’s having come off with an injury in the 2-1 home loss to Luton Town.

AHEAD OF THE GAME

O’s boss Alberto Cavasin previews tomorrow’s trip to Victoria Park - here

Goalkeeper Alex Cisak looks ahead to the Hartlepool clash – here

BETTING (Odds correct at time of preview)

The O’s are Sky Bet’s 11/8 favourites to pick up all three points at Hartlepool United tomorrow.

The draw is available at 23/10 while the Pools are 19/10.

Paul McCallum is the O's top scorer this season with six goals to his name, and the striker can be backed to score in an Orient victory at 4/1.

COVERAGE

Not able to make the game? Follow updates on the O’s official Twitter feed or 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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