O’s Looking For Some Easter Joy – Gillingham (H)

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Having claimed a vital 1-0 victory at Coventry to move out the relegation zone, Leyton Orient host Gillingham.

The O’s win at the Ricoh temporarily moved them up to 18th in League 1 but following results on Friday, they now sit in 20th and one point from the drop zone.

Gillingham arrive in 14th position but the O’s will be hoping they can secure a win with the Gills only winning 2 of their last 9 fixtures.

VitalOrient previews the Easter Monday clash.

Leyton Orient Team News:

Dean Cox is a doubt after suffering a groin injury in the warm-up at Coventry last week.

Jobi McAnuff could start in place of the winger, while Ryan Hedges will also be pushing for a starting spot.

Fabio Liverani could opt for the same back four which held out Coventry last Wednesday.

Player to watch: Marvin Bartley

The midfielder has endured a tough run of injuries during his time at Orient but over recent weeks has really pushed on.

Bartley has put in a number of commanding performances in for the O’s in midfield and has ventured forward from time to time to add to the attack.

The 28-year-old has made 22 appearances for the O’s this season and has started the last four matches.

Gillingham Team News:

Gills top scorer Cody McDonald could come back into the starting XI in place of Luke Norris.

Doug Loft and Bradley Dack have shaken off injuries and may both start at Brisbane Road.

Gillingham manager Justin Edinburgh is expected to make several changes to the side that lost to Fleetwood on Good Friday.

Player to watch: Jermaine McGlashan

The pacey winger has become a key part of the Gillingham side since arriving in the summer.

After arriving from Cheltenham back in June the midfielder has gone on to make 40 appearances for the Gills so far this campaign.

McGlashan scored in the Gills recent 2-1 win at Crawley.

Match Facts & Stats

Orient will be looking to claim their first victory against Gillingham this season having lost both of the previous 2.

Orient have only won 4 of the last 10 meetings between the teams, with 3 of those coming last season.

This will be the 70th encounter between the teams.

Ref Watch:

Mark Haywood

Next Fixtures:

Leyton Orient:
Crewe (A) April 11
Doncaster (H) April 14
MK Dons (A) April 18

Bradford (H) April 11
Preston (A) April 14
Rochdale (H) April 18

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