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Match Preview: Leyton Orient v. Yeovil Town


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By Alex O'Loughlin
March 26 2011

The Glovers are on the road again this week as they travel to the capital to take on Russell Slade's Leyton Orient at Brisbane Road. 

It's been an eventful week for Yeovil with the news of a new stand being built at Huish Park along with a new retail park, as well as Richard Martin and Antonio German both departing with Martin Gritton coming in the other direction. A positive week for the club could be polished off by another vital three points on Saturday afternoon.

If the Green and Whites are to win for a second game in a row they will have to overcome a very much on form Leyton Orient side, who currently lie 7th in League One just four points off of the final play-off place with a game in hand. If anything is going against Russell Slade's side it is their energy levels, having being involved in eight game FA Cup run seeing them finally lose out to Arsenal, although that took a replay. 

The O's also played in midweek against strugglers Dagenham & Redbridge and managed a 1-1 draw after the infamous Trevor Kettle awarded them a late penalty. The game was watched by the Yeovil management who will be hoping to go one better than the Daggers.

In terms of injuries Sam Williams is the only victim, having picked up a shoulder injury in the process of scoring last week. Joining him on the sidelines is Luke Ayling who completes the last of his two match ban for picking up 10 yellow cards. The departure of 'keeper Richard Martin means that goalkeeper coach Gareth Stewart has registered to play, so he will take a seat on the bench. New signing Martin Gritton may feature from the bench on his first outing with the Glovers.

Orient will be without Ben Chorley, Charlie Daniels and Paul Jose M'Poku all struggling with injuries, but former Yeovil player Terrell Forbes should have recovered from a virus. 

The reverse fixture earlier in the season saw Yeovil come away 2-1 victors, with Dean Bowditch and Luke Freeman netting the goals.

Today's fixture kicks off at 1pm due to England's match against Wales later on, so if you're not travelling to Brisbane Road you can listen to the game on BBC Radio Somerset 99.5FM with a match report following later on Glover Lover.

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