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PREVIEW: Leyton Orient v FC Halifax Town

12 September 2017

The O’s welcome FC Halifax Town to the Matchroom Stadium this evening (kick-off 7.45pm) in the Vanarama National League.

Steve Davis’ side will be looking to bounce back after a 2-0 defeat at Boreham Wood on Saturday, which ended a four-match unbeaten run.

Danny Woodards opened the scoring for the home side in the 35th minute before a goal by Keiran Murtagh early in the second half sealed the three points for the Wood.

The O’s remain unbeaten at the Matchroom Stadium however, and will be wanting to return to the form that saw them defeat Guiseley 4-1 the last time they performed in front of the home faithful.

FC Halifax Town sit 6th in the table, following four wins, three draws and two defeats.

The Shaymen, who were promoted from the National League North last season, started the season poorly having failed to win in their opening four matches but four wins in their previous five matches have seen the West Yorkshire side climb the table.

TEAM NEWS

The O’s have several doubts going into tonight’s clash, and Head Coach Steve Davis may be required to make changes for the visit of Halifax after defensive pairing Josh Coulson and George Elokobi both limped off at Boreham Wood.

Midfielder Alex Lawless returned to the matchday squad on Saturday having missed the victory over Guiseley with a hip flexor injury, while Jamie Sendles-White continues to push for a first start.

First Team Captain Charlie Lee remains the O’s only long-term absentee and underwent knee surgery on Monday.

IN THE BUILD UP

Head Coach Steve Davis ahead of tonight’s clash - here.

Club Captain David Mooney following Saturday’s defeat at Boreham Wood - here.

COVERAGE

Can’t make the game? Follow live updates through the official Twitter feed, or listen to audio commentary from Dulcet Dave on Ozone.

Audio commentary will be available through the match centre which will appear at the top of the leytonorient.com homepage this afternoon, with commentary starting 30 minutes before kick-off.

Match report and reaction following the game will appear on leytonorient.com.


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