Leyton Orient travel to Colchester on Tuesday night, looking for their first away win of the season.
Colchester Team News:
Colchester will be without winger Simon Hackney and striker Steven Gillespie due to injury.
Whilst Magnus Okuonghae and Anthony Wordsworth may feature after missing Colchester’s last game against Bournemouth.
Player to watch: Kemal Izzet
Experienced midfielder Izzet has started all of Colchester’s league games this season and will look to dominate the midfield tonight against the O’s.
Leyton Orient Team News:
Orient will still be without veteran striker Scott McGleish due to a rib injury whilst on-loan winger Paul-Jose Mpoku is still a doubt due to a hamstring problem.
Orient also have concerns over Stephen Dawson and Dean Cox, who both picked up knocks in Saturday’s win against Rochdale.
Player to watch: Dean Cox
The winger played a crucial role in the O’s victory against Rochdale on Saturday, scoring one goal and winning a penalty.
Cox’s attacking skill will be key in the O’s attack if he cuts in from the wing or plays in a more central role.
Match Facts & Stats
The last meeting between the two teams was on the final day of last season, a 1-0 victory for Colchester.
The home side sit 3rd in the npower League 1 table, 7 points above the O’s in 18th.
Both teams have identical recent records, winning two and drawing one match in their last three league encounters.
Leyton Orient are unbeaten in three league games but their terrible away form is a worry everytime the O’s travel.
Colchester are going well in 3rd so the elusive away win for the O’s might have to wait, a 1-1 draw would be a good result for the visitors.