Date: 23rd September 2013 at 9:31am
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Orient travel to west London this evening to face promotion challenging Brentford in front of the Sky cameras.

Both sides will be desperate to continue their solid starts to the League 1 campaign and VitalOrient previews the game ahead of tonight`s clash.

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Brentford Team News:

Goalkeeper David Button completes his suspension tonight meaning that Richard Lee will be in goal for the hosts.

Scott Barron is fit following previous injury problems but Jake Bidwell and Jonathan Douglas are unlikely to feature.

Player to watch: Clayton Donaldson

The tall hitman could prove to be a thorn in Orient`s side at Griffin Park tonight.

With 18 league goals last term, Donaldson knows where the net is and the O`s defence will have to stop the Bradford born striker if they are to have a successful evening in the other side of London.

Leyton Orient Team News:

Gary Sawyer looks set to return to the squad after recovering from an Achilles injury he suffered last month.

Marvin Bartley should also be fit after missing out on the 5-1 victory against Notts County with a tight hamstring.

Player to watch: Lloyd James

Orient`s number eight has been an unsung hero in the midfield this year for Russell Slade.

Providing a calm passing head when needed, James has also contributed with many excellent set piece deliveries in the opening games of the season.

In a potential tight game tonight, James`s set piece plays could be vital in gaining Orient a positive result.

Match Facts & Stats

Orient had the bragging rights after last season`s fixtures after winning at home and grabbing a late draw in the return at Griffin Park earlier this year.

In terms of the overall record when the two sides have met, it is tonight`s hosts who usually dominate proceedings. Brentford have won 26 of the 54 meetings whilst the O`s have only won 16, with 12 draws.

Ref Watch:

Tonight’s referee is James Linington from Newport.

Next Fixtures

Brentford: Coventry (A) 29 Sep; Rotherham (H) 5 Oct; Stevenage (A) 12 Oct

Leyton Orient: Walsall (H) 28 Sep; Oldham (A) 5 Oct; MK Dons (H) 12 Oct


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