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PREVIEW: Leyton Orient v Carlisle United

3 February 2017

All the information ahead of the O's home encounter with the Cumbrians,,

Danny Webb will be hoping to get his O’s managerial career off to the best possible start with maximum points against Carlisle United tomorrow.

Webb was appointed as manager on Sunday, following Andy Edwards accepting a role working with the FA.

Edwards’ last game saw the O’s lose out 2-0 at Mansfield Town, with second half goals from Ben Whiteman and Danny Rose sealing a fourth straight defeat.

Other results saw us drop into the relegation zone ahead of tomorrow’s fixture with third-placed Carlisle.

Keith Curle’s side have also experienced a difficult start to 2017, and come into the game having yet to record a win, with their last three matches all ending in 1-1 draws, taking their tally to 12 wins, 13 draws and just three defeats.

Last time out Charlie Wyke, who has since joined League One side Bradford City, put them in front against Barnet, and though Simeon Akinola was shown his marching orders, John Akinde ensured a share of the spoils for the Bees.

AHEAD OF THE GAME 

Manager Danny Webb ahead of his first game in charge – here

Midfielder Gavin Massey on tomorrow’s home game with Carlisle United – here

TEAM NEWS

Striker Rowan Liburd and winger Jordan Green could make their Orient debuts after signing on transfer deadline day.

Liburd joined from Stevenage on loan while Green made the switch from AFC Bournemouth.

Striker Paul McCallum is ruled out for a number of weeks following a knee injury picked up at Mansfield Town last weekend, after scans revealed the extent of the injury was not as bad as first feared.

The O's will also be without defender Aron Pollock who is ruled out through a groin injury, while Jens Janse (heel) is another absentee.

Midfielder Liam Kelly completed a full week of training but the Cumbrians is too soon, while captain Robbie Weir remains the only long-term absentee with his knee ligament injury.

SKY BET BETTING (correct at the time of writing)

Leyton Orient are 5/2 for victory in Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two clash with 21/20 favourites Carlisle. It’s also 5/2 to end all-square.

The O’s are 7/2 to win 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1 in the Correct Score Group Betting and 4/1 to win by exactly one goal. It’ 4/6 for both teams to score.

New signing Rowan Liburd is a 5/2 chance to find the back of the net against the Cumbrians.

COVERAGE

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