Date: 1st November 2013 at 6:11pm
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The O`s make the trip up the A1 (M) in arguably the biggest match in League 1 this weekend as they face third place Peterborough.

Both sides will be desperate to claim victory over the other as they seek to boost their hopes of challenging Wolves at the top of the table.

VitalOrient previews ahead of the upcoming encounter.

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Leyton Orient Team News:

Striker Lee Tomlin is suspended after being sent off in their defeat at Colchester last weekend.

Meanwhile Paul Taylor has returned to Ipswich after the championship side recalled him from his loan spell.

Daniel Kearns and Nathaniel Knight-Percival are absent with injuries but Mark Little is fit after a shoulder problem.

Player to watch: Britt Assombalonga

One of the major signings of the League 1 summer, Assombalonga has lived up to his hefty price tag so far with eight goals so far this campaign.

A powerful centre forward who is not afraid to get involved in the grafting side of the game the Orient defence will have to pay special attention to the former Watford hit-man if they are to stop Peterborough.

Peterborough United Team News:

Mathieu Baudry is still sidelined with a knee complaint but otherwise manager Russell Slade is expected to have a full squad to select from.

Player to watch: Kevin Lisbie

Once again Lisbie was the hero last week netting the winner despite not being fully fit.

With a week of recovery behind him the Jamaican will hope to spark the O`s yet again on the road as they look to bounce back from their last away match at Coventry where they lost their unbeaten record.

Match Facts & Stats

In the last fixture between the two sides, Orient were the victors thanks to a late Gabby Zakauni own goal. Peterborough were eventually promoted that season via the play-offs.

In terms of the overall record it is the O`s who have the slightly favourable statistics. They have won 13 of the 30 matches played whilst the Posh have only won ten, with seven draws shared.

Ref Watch:

The Referee for tomorrow’s clash is Mark Heywood from Cheshire.

Next Fixtures

Peterborough: Exeter (H) Nov 9; Walsall (A) Nov 18; Stevenage (H) Nov 23

Leyton Orient: Southport (H) Nov 9; Preston (H) Nov 16; Swindon (A) Nov 23


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