Date: 30th August 2013 at 6:11pm
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Orient make the short trip to Essex tomorrow to face in-form Colchester United. The U`s like their opponents are unbeaten in their first four league games in a match that will certainly test both teams.

VitalOrient looks ahead to tomorrow`s local clash.

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Colchester United Team News:

Colchester boss Joe Dunne should have a full squad to choose from with former Orient loanee Ryan Dickson now fit after recovering from a virus.

Youngster Tosin Olufemi who deputise for Dickson in last week`s draw against Carlisle could keep his place.

Player to watch: Gavin Massey

Massey is one of Colchester`s exciting young attacking talents.

Since arriving at the club last year, the winger/forward has been one of the U`s stars and is highly rated by current boss Joe Dunne.

With a league goal already to his name this season, Orient will have to be on guard to stop the threat of the former Watford youngster.

Leyton Orient Team News:

Orient are set to welcome Mathieu Baudry back to the starting line-up after he was an unused substitute in the O`s League Cup defeat against Hull on Tuesday.

Shaun Batt should make the bench as he continues his recovery from injury.

Player to watch: Kevin Lisbie

One of several ex-Colchester players who will be in Orient colours tomorrow, the talismanic striker will be looking for a better result than last season`s agonising 2-1 defeat at Weston Home Community Stadium.

Despite scoring in the match, Super Kev missed a late crucial penalty denying the O`s a share of the spoils in April. Lisbie will hope to put that disappointment right come tomorrow afternoon.

Match Facts & Stats

Colchester did the double over Orient last season, winning both league games during the 2012/13 campaign.

In terms of the overall record when the two sides have faced off, it is Colchester who dominate proceedings. The U`s have won 19 of the previous 48 meetings, whilst the O`s have won just 14 with 15 draws.

Next Fixtures

Colchester: Dagenham (A) 3 Sep; Coventry (A) 8 Sep; Bradford 14 Sep

Leyton Orient: Gillingham (A) 3 Sep; Port Vale (H) 14 Sep; Notts County (H) 17 Sep

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