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PREVIEW: Leyton Orient v Morecambe

20 January 2017

Information ahead of the O's encounter with Jim Bentley's Shrimps

The O’s will be hoping to get back to winning ways when hosting Morecambe in a vital League Two encounter.

Last time out the O’s lost 2-1 to Portsmouth with Conor Chaplin netting once in each half, after Gavin Massey had levelled matters with a stunning strike from just outside the box.

Orient moved up a spot in the table despite the result, with Accrington Stanley’s result seeing the O’s finish the weekend in 20th spot.

Morecambe come into the game six points and three positions better off than the O’s, having picked up a 1-1 draw at Carlisle United last weekend.

Aaron Wildig gave the Shrimps the lead, but their victory hopes took a knock when defender Dean Winnard was sent off after picking up his second yellow card and Carlisle responded when Charlie Wyke levelled within seconds, but the visitors held on to take a valuable point.

They have yet to taste defeat in 2017 having started the year with a goalless draw against Crewe before a 4-1 win over Notts County.

Morecambe have picked up 18 of their 31 points on the road this season, with five wins and three draws from 12 trips, with victories at Yeovil Town, Accrington Stanley, Cambridge United, Notts County and Mansfield Town.

AHEAD OF THE GAME

Manager Andy Edwards on tomorrow’s clash with the Shrimps – here

Midfielder Michael Collins on getting back to winning ways against Morecambe – here

TEAM NEWS

Striker Sam Dalby is back available to boss Andy Edwards following his recover from an ankle injury.

Nigel Atangana, Yvan Erichot and Teddy Mezague  missed training on Thursday and are doubts.

Robbie Weir and Liam Kelly remain long-term absentees with knee ligament and hamstring injuries respectively.

SKY BET BETTING (correct at the time of writing)

Leyton Orient are the 11/10 favourites with Sky Bet to get the better of Morecambe on Saturday afternoon.

Morecambe can be backed at 12/5 with Sky Bet to return north with the three points and the draw is on offer at 5/2.

Sky Bet's Correct Score Group Betting offers 21/10 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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