Off To The Ricoh – Coventry (A)

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Having secured an important win on the weekend, Leyton Orient travel to Coventry for yet another crucial tie.

Saturday’s 3-1 victory at home to Port Vale moved the O’s one point from safety with eight games remaining.

Coventry have also endured a tough campaign near the bottom of League 1 but following the appointment of Tony Mobray, the Sky Blues have picked up in form and are four points above the O’s.

VitalOrient looks ahead to the encounter.

Coventry City Team News:

Coventry will be without captain Reda Johnson for the visit of Orient on Wednesday night.

The Sky Blues will also have to cope with the absence of James Maddison as the tie has come ‘too soon’ for the midfielder.

Experienced striker Marcus Tudgay is a major doubt with a hamstring injury.

Player to watch: Dominic Samuel

Since arriving on loan from Reading at the end of January the young forward has excelled.

Samuel has registered 6 goals from 13 appearances and will be a constant threat for the O’s defence.

The striker possesses a decent bit of pace and will be looking to get behind the Orient back line at every opportunity.

Leyton Orient Team News:

Leyton Orient duo Jobi McAnuff and Ryan Hedges remain unavailable as they are away on international duty.

Jake Taylor made his debut on Saturday and the on-loan Reading midfielder is expected to keep his place for the trip to Coventry.

There was also a welcome return for Lloyd James who came off the bench on Saturday and the midfielder looks to continue his comeback among the substitutes.

Player to watch: Chris Dagnall

Faultless when it comes to work-rate and determination, Dagnall is sure to play a pivotal role for the O’s on Wednesday.

The striker endured a tough day in front of goal on the weekend and will need to be more clinical at the Ricoh if a chance is to drop in his direction.

Dagnall is Orient’s top scorer and spent a period on loan at Coventry last season.

Match Facts & Stats

The O’s have only played against Coventry once at the Ricoh Arena in which a Dean Cox strike settled the tie in April 2013.

Out of the previous five meetings Orient have won two, drawn two and lost one.

This will be the 50th encounter between the sides.

Ref Watch:

Darren Bond

Next Fixtures:

Coventry City:
Notts County (A) April 6
Colchester (H) April 11
Bristol City (A) April 18

Leyton Orient:
Gillingham (H) April 6
Crewe (A) April 11
MK Dons (A) April 18

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