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PREVIEW: Stevenage v Leyton Orient

28 February 2017

Information and team news ahead of the O's trip to the Lamex Stadium tonight

The O’s will be eyeing back-to-back away victories when heading to in-form Stevenage tonight.

Orient drew 1-1 at Yeovil Town, before following it up with a late victory at Plymouth Argyle back on February 14.

Webb and the O’s have since tasted defeat twice at home to Notts County and Cheltenham Town however, but will be hoping to boost the bid to move out of the bottom two with a positive result at the Lamex Stadium.

Darren Sarll’s side have not lost in their six games and currently occupy ninth spot – just a point off the play-off places.

They picked up a 2-1 victory at Crewe Alexandra last time out, despite seeing former O and goalkeeper Jamie Jones sent off for an altercation with another ex Orient player in the shape of Chris Dagnall after 25 minutes.

Matt Godden had already put them in front with his 16th goal of the campaign and Fraser Franks doubled the lead nine minutes before half time.

Crewe pulled one back via a James Jones penalty, but it proved little consolation for the Railwaymen.

At the Lamex Stadium, Sarll’s outfit have lost eight of their 16 matches to date.

AHEAD OF THE GAME

Orient boss Danny Webb on the trip to Stevenage– here

Club Captain Nicky Hunt ahead of the encounter at the Lamex Stadium– here

TEAM NEWS

O’s boss Danny Webb is buoyed by the return of club captain Nicky Hunt following his two-game ban for picking up 10 yellow cards.

Hunt will boost the defensive options with Aron Pollock, Tom Parkes and Yvan Erichot all ruled out through injury, whilst Michael Clark could be involved having impressed on his debut in Saturday's defeat at home to Cheltenham.

Midfielders Robbie Weir and Liam Kelly are also absent through an ACL injury and suspension respectively, along with striker Rowan Liburd who is unable to play against his parent club this evening.

SKY BET BETTING (correct at the time of writing)

The O’s go into the game as 18/5 outsiders against an in-form Stevenage who are available at 3/4 to pick up the win.

Last time at the Lamex Orient drew 2-2, and a repeat of that scoreline can be backed at 14/1.

Matt Godden leads the goalscoring market for Stevenage at 4/1 to score the opener, while Paul McCallum and Gavin Massey lead the market for the O’s at 15/2.

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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