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PREVIEW: Leyton Orient v Grimsby Town

10 March 2017

Information and team news on tomorrow's encounter with the Mariners

The O’s are eager to make it two wins on the spin when hosting Grimsby Town tomorrow.

Orient picked up a vital 4-0 victory last weekend at Newport County thanks to a record-breaking Josh Koroma hat-trick and a goal on his first start for Steven Alzate.

Danny Webb’s side sit 23rd in the league table going into tomorrow’s game against the Mariners, who find themselves in 13th spot.

Last weekend Marcus Bignot’s outfit lost out 2-1 at home to Wycombe Wanderers having initially taken the lead at Blundell Park through Callum Dyson’s 17th minute penalty.

There were to be pegged back though when Danny Collins put through his own net at the midway stage of the second period, before Paris Cowan-Hall sealed victory for the Chairboys.

Of the 47 points accumulated by the Mariners, 22 have been picked up on their travels, with six wins coming against Luton Town (2-1), Mansfield Town (1-0), Cambridge United (1-0), Plymouth Argyle (3-0), Carlisle United (3-1) and Hartlepool United (1-0).

AHEAD OF THE GAME

Orient boss Danny Webb on tomorrow’s home game with Grimsby Town – here

Goalkeeper Charlie Grainger ahead of facing the Mariners tomorrow  - here

TEAM NEWS

O’s boss Danny Webb will be hoping to welcome back striker Paul McCallum after he missed out with his ongoing knee problem on Saturday at Newport County.

Webb is still without suspended duo Gavin Massey and Liam Kelly, who serve their final and penultimate games respectively.

Midfielder Robbie Weir remains out with a long-term ACL injury, while defender Yvan Erichot is also absent with a groin injury.

Fellow defender Aron Pollock has missed the last few weeks with a quad injury, but could be back in the squad along with Rowan Liburd and Michael Clark who missed out through illness and ankle injuries at Newport.

SKY BET BETTING (correct at the time of writing)

Sky Bet make Leyton Orient the 11/5 outsiders to win at home to Grimsby on Saturday afternoon.

The visiting Mariners can be backed as 5/4 favourites with the EFL sponsors and the draw is on offer at 23/10.

Over 3.5 goals have been scored in four of Orient's last five games and Sky Bet go 5/2 for above that mark in this contest (2/7 there is less than 3.5 goals netted).

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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