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PREVIEW: Leyton Orient v Notts County

17 February 2017

Information and team news ahead of tomorrow's game against Notts County

The O’s will be hoping to make it three games unbeaten when hosting Notts County at the Matchroom Stadium tomorrow.

Following on from the 1-1 weekend draw at Yeovil Town, the O’s produced a great performance to pick up a 3-2 win at Plymouth Argyle on Tuesday.

Antoni Sarcevic put the Pilgrims ahead before Gavin Massey’s fine solo goal levelled matters at the break.

Derek Adams’ side went ahead once more through Matty Kennedy but Massey was on hand to smash home a second equaliser with two minutes remaining.

The game didn’t end there though as Sandro Semedo netted his second league goal of the season to secure a vital victory for Danny Webb’s side.

Notts County come into the game two places and a point above the O’s after a 2-2 draw against Exeter City on Tuesday.

The Magpies trailed to David Wheeler’s first half strike, before the Grecians saw Jordan Moore-Taylor dismissed for a second bookable offence. Ryan Harley extended the lead, but Notts County struck twice in stoppage time through Richard Duffy and Jorge Grant.

County, managed by former O’s player-manager Kevin Nolan, have won five of their 14 away games with victories coming at Hartlepool United (2-1), Crawley Town (3-1), Cheltenham Town (3-2), Exeter City (2-0) and Portsmouth (2-1) – all of which came before the end of October.

AHEAD OF THE GAME

Manager Danny Webb on tomorrow’s home encounter with Notts County– here

Sandro Semedo on building on two positive results away from home – here

Defender Tom Parkes looks ahead to tomorrow’s visit of Notts County to the Matchroom Stadium - here

TEAM NEWS

Striker Paul McCallum and midfielder Nigel Atangana returned to training on Friday and were hopeful of making the matchday squad for tomorrow’s encounter.

Yvan Erichot (groin) is still ruled out along with Aron Pollock (quad), but Sammy Moore has returned to training having missed the last two games through illness.

Robbie Weir remains a long-term absentee with an ACL injury, and defender Nicky Hunt is ruled out after picking up his 10th booking of the season in the 3-2 win at Plymouth Argyle in midweek.

SKY BET BETTING (correct at the time of writing)

Sky Bet make Leyton Orient the narrow 6/4 favourites to win at home to fellow strugglers Notts County on Saturday afternoon.

County can be backed at 13/8 to get the three points and the draw is on offer at 23/10.

Sky Bet's Correct Score Group Betting makes it 11/4 for Orient to win 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1.

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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