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Leyton Orient vs. Colchester United

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Leyton Orient Vs U's - Preview

COLCHESTER UNITED make the relatively short trip to Leyton Orient tomorrow.

The U's will come face-to-face with former boss Geraint Williams for the first time when the sides clash at Brisbane Road. Williams ten-year accosiation with the U's ended in September after a disappointing start to the season. The Welshmen is likely to get a pleasant reception from the majority of travelling U's fans.

The U's will be looking to bounce-back from last weekend's defeat to Leeds United, while the O's drew with them in their midweek match.

Vital Quotes:

Colchester manager Paul Lambert told BBC Essex: 'I don't want to give these final five games up easily. I want to keep winning and finish as high as we possibly can in the league.

'I know Scott McGleish from when I had him at Wycombe and he did absolutely brilliantly for me.

'He's still playing really fine and I think one of the secrets to this league is getting people who can score you goals.'

Leyton Orient Team News:

Scott McGleish is set to earn a recall after missing out midweek due to a calf problem, so Wayne Gray will drop to the bench.

Attacking duo Adam Boyd (ankle) and Jason Demetriou (suspension) are both unavailable.

Player to watch: Scott McGleish

The ex-U's goal-getter is currently in his third spell with the O's after joining in a loan deal. McGleish is more than capable of causing a number of problems.

Colchester United Team News:

Front-man Steven Gillespie is unlikely to be risked back to early following an ankle injury.

Johnnie Jackson (hamstring) is ruled out of the game and possibly for the season.

Centre-half Paul Reid (knee), along with returned loanee Matt Heath (groin) will also miss out.

Matt Lockwood, another player back following a loan spell, could feature.

Player to watch: Mark Yeates

The Irish wing-wizard is arguably one of the best talents in League One when on the top of his game. However, Yeates needs to start producing the goods on a consistent basis and will be looking to put in a good performance tomorrow.

Last Time Out:

Colchester 1-0 Leyton Orient

Weston Homes Community Stadium

Colchester: Walker, Maybury, Reid, Baldwin, Tierney, Izzet (Jackson 69), Hammond, Perkins, Yeates (White 75), Vernon, Gillespie (Platt 70).

Subs Not Used: Gerken, Wordsworth.

Booked: Tierney, Izzet, Maybury.

Goals: Gillespie 39 pen.

Leyton Orient: Morris, Cave-Brown, Mkandawire, Saah, Purches, Jarvis (Melligan 73), Chambers, Thornton, Demetriou, Parkin (Dawkins 65), Boyd (Morgan 65).

Subs Not Used: Jones, Spence.

Sent Off: Thornton (82).

Booked: Demetriou, Thornton, Jarvis, Chambers, Melligan, Cave-Brown.

Attendance: 6,290

Referee: Graham Scott (Devon)

Ref Watch:

Referee: Darren Deadman - From Cambridgeshire

Assistants: R Kendall and W Linden

Fourth Official: D Belbin

Match Prediction:

StevieG Col U's prediction: I'll go for a hard-fought 2-1 win for the U's!

What do you think the score will be?

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Next Fixtures:

Who? Brighton & Hove Albion

Where? Weston Homes Community Stadium

When? Monday, 13th April - 15:00

We want to know YOUR thoughts...



The Journalist

Writer: StevieG Col U Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday April 10 2009

Time: 12:19PM

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We have nothing to play for. O's win!
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10/04/2009 12:23:00

We have nothing to play for. O's win!
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10/04/2009 12:23:00

Love the positivity, Matt! lol But don't ever think a side managed by Paul Lambert would go out and not put in 100%.
StevieG Col U
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10/04/2009 12:27:00

Love the positivity, Matt! lol But don't ever think a side managed by Paul Lambert would go out and not put in 100%.
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