After suffering the late defeat at Gillingham last week, Leyton Orient host Crewe Alexandra in a must win clash.
The O’s dropped into the relegation zone last weekend and cannot afford to lose against a side below them in the table.
VitalOrient previews the match.
Leyton Orient Team News:
Andrea Dossena is in line to make his home debut.
Jobi McAnuff is available following international duty.
Jay Simpson, Gianvito Plasmati and Shane Lowry are doubts.
Player to watch: Josh Wright
With the absence of Lloyd James’ creativity in midfield, Orient have turned to Wright for creativity in the middle.
With the ability to pick out a pass, The on loan Millwall man will be important if Orient are to get in behind the Crewe defence.
Crewe Alexandra Team News:
Crewe will be without top scorer Marcus Haber who returns from international duty too late.
George Ray is available after serving a three-match suspension.
Ryan Colclough and Liam Nolan remained sidelined with injuries.
Player to watch: Jamie Ness
The Scottish midfielder spent a chunk of last season on loan at Orient.
Due to the team doing well, Ness found his chances limited but displayed a good range of passing and a powerful strike from distance.
Orient are going to have to keep an eye on Ness and prevent any shots from outside the box.
Match Facts & Stats
The O’s were last defeated by Crewe in 2008.
Orient completed the double over Crewe last season.
The O’s have won 11 of the 26 meetings between the sides.
Bradford City (A) November 29, Gillingham (A) December 6, Peterborough (H) December 13
Doncaster (H) November 29, Scunthorpe (A) December 13, Bristol City (H) December 20
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