Martin Ling takes his side to the Galpharm Stadium for their final League One fixture of the season against Huddersfield. With nothing riding on the game, Ling is expected to hand youth its chance and allow the likes of Efe Echanomi and Jason Demetriou to get some much needed experience under their belts.
Having already secured their League One future, there is little incentive for Orient to collect their first ever victory at Huddersfield. However, the hosts will be looking to impress new boss Andy Ritchie who recently oversaw the 4-2 home win over Millwall.
The Terriers have had a poor season by their standards and having parted with former manger Peter Jackson, they`ll be looking to push for promotion next season.
Huddersfield Town Team News:
Huddersfield are expected to welcome back midfielder Michael Collins after the Irishman missed last weekend`s draw with Northampton through suspension. Collins, who is highly rated at the Galpharm and by the Irish Under-21`s set up, will line up along with fit-again forward Gary Taylor-Fletcher. The former Orient striker also missed last Saturday`s game after failing to recover from a groin problem.
Winger Danny Schofield (ankle) and veteran striker Andy Booth (stomach and groin) are both expected to be missing.
Matthew Young is sidelined after his double hernia operation and Aaron Hardy (ankle) is unlikely to figure again this season.
Defenders Nathan and Tom Clarke remain sidelined with respective knee injuries.
Player to watch: Luke Beckett
Luke Beckett is the man to watch for the Terriers having scored fifteen goals so far this season. The former Chester and Stockport man never really got a chance under previous manager Peter Jackson, but the striker is back to his best and firing on all cylinders for Andy Ritchie`s men.
Young winger Michael Collins is also one to watch; Ritchie has been praising him this week and will welcome him back to the team after the midfielder missed out last week through suspension.
Leyton Orient Team News:
A much changed Orient line-up can be expected for the trip to Huddersfield with Martin Ling already preparing for next season. The six players released during the week will take no part in proceedings and Ling could be tempted to hand some of the younger players a place on the bench.
John Mackie, Shane Tudor, Justin Miller, Donny Barnard, Derek Duncan and Phil Mulryne have all been released, while Michael Simpson, Craig Easton and Jabo Ibehre are all sidelined with injury.
Ling will probably recall defender Brian Saah to partner Alton Thelwell at the heart of the O`s defence, while Efe Echanomi could be handed a rare start in attack alongside Gary Alexander.
Ling could also give Glen Morris a rare chance to impress between the sticks, while Jason Demetriou and Solomon Shields could also be involved.
Ryan Jarvis plays the final game of his loan spell before returning to Norwich City.
Who actually lines up is anybody`s guess but here`s a wild stab in the dark:
Orient possible: Morris: Tann, Lockwood, Saah, Thelwell; Corden, Chambers, Guttridge, Demetriou, Alexander, Echanomi.
Player to watch: Matt Lockwood
Having notched his 11th goal of the season last weekend and signed a new contract this week, Matt Lockwood will be looking to sign off in style on Saturday. The O`s left back is just one goal behind leading goalscorer Gary Alexander and will want to finish above his team mate in the scoring charts. Should Locky manage to outdo the striker, Gary will no doubt be in for a bit of abuse from Orient`s longest serving player.
Match Facts & Stats
This is the 50th league meeting between the two sides with Huddersfield winning 19 to Orient`s 16.
The O`s have never managed a victory away from home against the Terriers.
The last time the two sides met was in December 2006 when Orient won 1-0 thanks to a Gary Alexander strike.
Orient`s last visit to the Galpharm ended in a 3-0 defeat and the end of Paul Brush`s reign as manager.
On that day, goals from Yates, Scott and Booth ensured the O`s sank to another miserable defeat.
Huddersfield are currently 16th in League One with 56 points from their 45 games.
The Terriers have won eight games at home this season while drawing eight and losing 6.
Town have scored 34 goals at home and conceded 32.
Luke Beckett is the top scorer at the Galpharm with 15 goals so far this season.
Gary Taylor-Fletcher has hit 11 goals this season.
Mr C Webster from Tyne & Wear will take charge of the match at the Galpharm.
Mr Webster has shown 90 yellow cards and 7 reds in his 32 games this season.
Mr Webster has not officiated at an Orient match since October 2000 when Orient managed a 1-1 draw away to York City. On that occasion, Richard Garcia scored the goal for the O`s.
Orient never win at Huddersfield and after last weekend`s poor display there isn`t much optimism to suggest the O`s will break the hoodoo. However, the game does give the likes of Echanomi, Demetriou and maybe Glenn Morris the chance to show Martin Ling what they`re made of. It could be an exciting game with nothing at stake for either side or it could be something akin to a testimonial match. Only time will tell.
Huddersfield 3-1 Orient