Date: 12th November 2013 at 3:30pm
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The second cup match in the space of four days sees Orient make the short trip to Hertfordshire to face fellow League 1 side Stevenage in the Johnstone`s Paint Trophy.

Both teams progressed into the next round of this season`s FA Cup at the weekend and will be looking to do similar in tonight`s trophy.

VitalOrient looks ahead to this evening`s contest.

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Stevenage Team News:

Former O`s man Ben Chorley misses out along with fellow defender David Gray.

Darius Charles is also absent whilst Peter Hartley will be assessed ahead of the match after missing Saturday`s win over Portsmouth.

Player to watch: Jimmy Smith

The midfielder will be hoping to create havoc for his former team this evening.

Smith left the O`s in the summer after a frustrating final season at Brisbane Road where he struggled for a regular place in the first team.

Now with Graham Westley`s men, he has been used in a number of positions including right back. Smith will hope to show his former club what they are missing.

Leyton Orient Team News:

Orient boss Russell Slade could give new signing Robbie Simpson his debut after signing a two-month contract yesterday.

Marvin Bartley and Jayden Stockley are likely to feature after being denied permission to play at the weekend by their parent clubs in the FA Cup.

Romain Vincelot misses out through suspension whilst Yohann Lasimant is expected to start after impressing against Southport on Saturday. Johnny Gorman is on youth international duty with Northern Ireland.

Player to watch: Robbie Simpson

The 28-year-old will hope to impress if he does make his debut in tonight`s game.

The former Oldham and Huddersfield man will hope to provide more than simply back-up to Slade`s squad over the upcoming Christmas period.

Known for his versatility in playing attack and midfield, Simpson will hope to guide his new team into the next stage of the Johnstone`s Paint Trophy.

Match Facts & Stats

The two sides have already met this season at Broadhall Way, with Orient the victors by the odd goal thanks to Kevin Lisbie.

In terms of the overall record, the O`s just edge it with 3 wins out of 7 fixtures, with Stevenage winning twice in those games. However if Stevenage win tonight the record will be equal after eight contests.

Ref Watch:

The referee for tonight’s match is James Adcock.

Next Fixtures

Leyton Orient: Preston (H) Nov 16; Swindon (A) Nov 23; Bristol City (A) Nov 26

Stevenage: Rotherham (H) Nov 16; Peterborough (A) Nov 23; Gillingham (A) Nov 26


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