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PREVIEW: Accrington Stanley v Leyton Orient

14 March 2017

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

The O’s are hoping to get back to winning ways when heading to Accrington Stanley tonight.

Orient come into the game on the back of a 3-0 reverse at home to Grimsby Town where Sam Jones, a Callum Kennedy own goal and Scott Vernon sealed a defeat for Danny Webb’s side.

The O’s are currently in 23rd spot in the League Two table but have picked up positive results on the road recently at Yeovil Town (1-1), Plymouth Argyle (3-2) and Newport County (4-0).

Accrington sit in 18th place ahead of the fixture and will be buoyed by a 2-0 win over Exeter City at the weekend.

Shay McCartan put John Coleman’s side in front with 11 minutes on the clock – his fourth goal in six appearances –  before Matthew Pearson sealed the victory at St James Park.

Of their 17 home games, Stanley have picked up six wins which have come against Doncaster (3-2), Portsmouth (1-0), Blackpool (2-1), Notts County (2-0), Colchester United (2-1) and Barnet (1-0).

In the reverse fixture back in December, it was Orient who emerged victors with a 1-0 win thanks to Jay Simpson's second half strike.

AHEAD OF THE GAME

Orient boss Danny Webb on today’s trip to Accrington Stanley – here

Midfielder Freddy Moncur looks ahead to visiting the Wham Stadium - here

TEAM NEWS

O’s boss Danny Webb will be boosted by the return of winger Gavin Massey following a two-match suspension after amassing 10 yellow cards.

Other than that the O’s have no further injury concerns while Liam Kelly serves the final game of his six-match suspension.

Robbie Weir (ACL), Yvan Erichot (groin), Paul McCallum (fibula) and Sammy Moore (knee) all remain unavailable.

SKY BET BETTING (correct at the time of writing)

Sky Bet make Leyton Orient are the 5/1 outsiders going into tonight’s encounter at Accrington Stanley. The hosts are available at 4/7 and a draw is priced at 29/10.

A repeat of the scoreline in the reverse fixture, which saw the O’s win 1-0, is priced at 14/1.

The returning Gavin Massey is 7/1 to open the scoring, followed by Sam Dalby and Rowan Liburd at 8/1 and 9/1 respectively.

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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