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PREVIEW: Newport County AFC v Leyton Orient

3 March 2017

Information and team news ahead of tomorrow's trip to Rodney Parade

The O’s will be hoping to pick up three points against bottom side Newport County tomorrow afternoon.

Orient come into the game on the back of a 4-1 defeat at Stevenage and are three points from the safety zone.

Goals from Ben Kennedy and a Matt Godden penalty put Darren Sarll’s side in control and though Paul McCallum pulled one back, further goals from Luke Wilkinson and Tom Pett sealed the defeat.

Newport sit below the O’s and prop up the League Two table after a run of six games without a win, though have drawn four of those encounters.

From their 16 home games this season, the Exiles have won just two – a 2-0 success over Carlisle in November and a 3-1 triumph against Hartlepool United at the end of January.

In the reverse fixture, the O’s opening home League Two game of the season, Orient lost out 1-0, with Jamie Turley’s 34th minute effort proving the difference between the two sides on the day.

AHEAD OF THE GAME

Orient boss Danny Webb on visiting Newport County tomorrow– here

Midfielder Michael Collins looks ahead to tomorrow’s encounter at Rodney Parade - here

TEAM NEWS

O’s boss Danny Webb will be without Gavin Massey after he picked up his 10th yellow card of the season in the 4-1 defeat to Stevenage on Tuesday.
 
Webb also has doubts over Tom Parkes, Aron Pollock and Nigel Atangana who missed out against Stevenage through injury.

Youngsters Steven Alzate and Freddy Moncur impressed off the bench and are both pushing for their maiden first-team starts.

SKY BET BETTING (correct at the time of writing)

Orient are 12/5 chances with Sky Bet to take three points away from Newport County.

The O’s have won just one of their last 12 games with two draws and another stalemate is on offer at 9/4.



Newport can be backed at 23/20 as they look for a first victory in six games. 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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