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Match Previews


2 August 2016

Match Previews


2 August 2016

Ahead of the new Sky Bet League 2 season we asked Liam Govey to take a look at each of our 23 opponents. Here's a look at Leyton Orient...

Leyton Orient
Address: Matchroom Stadium, Brisbane Road, London, E10 5NF
Stadium capacity: 9,271
Manager: Andy Hessenthaler

Freddy Moncur (youth), Robbie Weir (Burton Albion), Josh Doherty (Watford), Gavin Massey (Colchester United), Callum Kennedy (AFC Wimbledon), Yvan Erichot (Sint Truidense), Jordan Bowery (Oxford United), Tom Parkes (Bristol Rovers) and Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic)

Mathieu Baudry (Doncaster Rovers), Lloyd James (Exeter City), Frazer Shaw (Accrington Stanley), Connor Essam (Eastleigh), Jobi McAnuff (Stevenage), Blair Turgott (released), Bradley Pritchard (released), Gary Woods (released) and Kevin Nolan (released)

Last Season
After relegation from League One in 2015, it was a case of ‘close but no cigar’ for Orient last season, as they failed to get into the play-offs. The season was marred by turbulence on and off the pitch, from the assistant manager being kicked to the appointment of Kevin Nolan as manager; it hasn’t been an easy ride for the Os. That said, an 8th placed finish all that suggests things could well improve.

Key Players
Keeping hold of League Two’s golden boot winner Jay Simpson will be vital if Orient are to better last season’s 8th placed finished. With Dean Cox returning from a long injury lay-off, his return could be the difference next season. With last season’s captain Mathieu Baudry also departing, former Bristol Rovers centre-back Tom Parkes should prove a more than capable replacement. Former Boro loanee Armand Gnanduillet will also prove a handful for League Two defences.

SkyBet Odds
Win outright- 8/1
Promotion- 2/1
Relegation- 33/1
Top 7- 10/11

Leyton Orient v Stevenage - Tuesday 16th August
Stevenage v Leyton Orient - Tuesday 28th February

The last meeting between the two sides saw goals galore in the second half!

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