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PREVIEW: Crewe Alexandra v Leyton Orient

21 April 2017

Information and team news ahead of the O's trip to Gresty Road

The O’s head to Crewe Alexandra tomorrow hoping to pick up three points and keep our survival hopes alive in the English Football League.

 Omer Riza’s side picked up four points from a possible six over Easter with a 2-2 draw at Luton Town and a 2-1 home win against Hartlepool United.

Goals from Tristan Abrahams and Victor Adeboyejo helped Orient to win over the Pools on Easter Monday after Rhys Oates had given Dave Jones’ side the lead.

A victory may still not be enough for the O’s depending on the results of both Hartlepool and Newport County who face Barnet and Accrington Stanley respectively.

Crewe come into the game on the back of a 3-0 defeat at Yeovil Town on Monday and they fell behind to Matt Dolan’s 29th minute strike. Jean Luis Akpa-Akpro doubled the Glovers advantage before the break, with Otis Khan sealing the win in the second period.

The Railwaymen have failed to win any of their last four games, picking up just one point with a 2-2 draw against Notts County. Crewe have won six home games this term and they have come against Doncaster Rovers (2-1), Exeter City (2-0), Morecambe (2-1), Grimsby Town (5-0), Wycombe Wanderers (2-1) and Colchester United (2-0).

AHEAD OF THE GAME

Orient assistant manager Neale Fenn on trip to the Railwaymen – here

TEAM NEWS

Paul McCallum made the return from injury as a substitute in the 2-1 win over Hartlepool United, and Callum Kennedy has returned to training after missing out in recent weeks through injury.

Defender Tom Parkes is available to boss Omer Riza after serving his three-match suspension for his sending off in the 2-0 home defeat to Wycombe Wanderers.

SKY BET BETTING (correct at the time of writing)

The O’s have picked up four points from their last two games but are 17/4 outsiders with Sky Bet for three points here on the road at Crewe.

The Railwaymen need another victory in their fight to avoid the drop and are fancied to get it as 8/13 favourites despite having lost three of their last four games. The draw can be supported at 23/10.

COVERAGE

Can’t make the game tomorrow? Follow live updates through the official Twitter feed. 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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