Date: 17th March 2015 at 9:15am
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Leyton Orient host Barnsley at Brisbane Road in what is yet another crucial home fixture for the O’s.

Fabio Liverani’s side picked up a much needed win at home to Yeovil on Saturday but now come up against an in-form Barnsley side.

Having recently appointed Lee Johnson as manager, the Tykes have won six consecutive matches during a period in which they have only conceded once.

VitalOrient previews the O’s latest challenge.

Leyton Orient Team News:

Mathieu Baudry looks set to miss Tuesday’s match after limping off with a hamstring injury on the weekend.

Baudry’s absence will provide either Shane Lowry or Nathan Clarke a chance to partner Scott Cuthbert in defence.

Dean Cox did not even feature in the win against Yeovil as he was an unused substitute but the winger could make his first start since February 18.

Player to watch: Luke O’Neill

The on-loan defender has impressed since arriving from Premier League side Burnley.

Not shy to get forward, O’Neill has added another option down the right side when Orient attack and has delivered a number of crosses.

With Barnsley boasting such a strong defensive record as of late O’Neill’s delivery from the right will be key if Orient are to score against the Tykes.

Barnsley Team News:

Barnsley have no fresh injury concerns coming into the match and Lee Johnson could opt for the same XI that defeated Oldham 3-1 on Saturday.

Former Orient striker Jabo Ibehre recently joined the Tykes on loan but is yet to make his first start.

Player to watch: Conor Hourihane

The midfielder has enjoyed a fantastic debut season at Oakwell since arriving from Plymouth last summer.

Hourihane is Barnsley’s top scorer with 13 goals.

The 24-year-old scored against the O’s back in December when Orient lost 2-0 at Oakwell.

Match Facts & Stats

Ref Watch:

Gavin Ward

Match Prediction:

Orient last defeated Barnsley in 1970.

The O’s have won 22 of the 54 meetings between the teams, drawing on 9 occasions.

The teams have only met once in cup competitions which Orient won 3-0 in 1965.

Next Fixtures:

Leyton Orient:
Crawley (A) March 21
Port Vale (H) March 28
Coventry (A) April 1

Barnsley:
Preston (H) March 21
Bristol City (A) March 28
Sheffield United (H) April 4

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