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PREVIEW: Leyton Orient v Boreham Wood

5 January 2018

The O’s welcome Boreham Wood to E10 tomorrow (kick-off 3pm) in the Vanarama National League for their first home match of 2018.

Last time out, Justin Edinburgh’s side drew 0-0 on New Year’s Day at Dagenham & Redbridge, following a narrow 1-0 defeat against Bromley at the Matchroom Stadium on December 30, but the O's Head Coach praised his side's performance as the 10-men went close on a number of occasions.


Boreham Wood are sat in 8th position with 43 points from 27 games and are on good form having only lost once in their previous 15 matches.

Luke Garrard’s side earned a 1-1 draw away to Sutton United on Monday. The Wood fell behind when James Collins struck from the penalty spot on the 57th minute before Angelo Balanta scored on the 90th minute of play to claim a point.

The two sides last met on September 9, where goals from Danny Woodards and Keiran Murtagh gave Boreham Wood the victory at Meadow Park.

TEAM NEWS

The O’s will have defender Bondz N’Gala available for selection after serving his one match ban during the Dagenham & Redbridge fixture.

New signings Dan Holman and Lamar Reynolds could feature in front of the fans for the first time this weekend.



Jobi McAnuff was injured during the home fixture with Bromley and missed out on the New Year’s Day game at Dagenham & Redbridge and remains a doubt for tomorrow’s Boreham Wood encounter.

George Elokobi played 45 minutes in an Orient XI friendly away to Colchester United on Thursday as he stepped up his recovery from injury and Head Coach Justin Edinburgh revealed to Ozone that the defender could even be part of the squad on Saturday.


IN THE BUILD UP



Head Coach Justin Edinburgh ahead of tomorrow’s encounter - here.




James Dayton previews this weekend’s clash - 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, with commentary starting 30 minutes before kick-off.


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


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