Walsall travel to League 1 money bags, Leyton Orient hoping to get their first win of the 2014/15 season.
Former O’s player and current Walsall Skipper, Adam Chambers said I love going back there,’ he said. ‘A lot of the backroom staff are still working behind-the-scenes at the club, so the game has a personal significance for me.
“We put in two good performances against Orient last season. Against a lot of the teams near the top of the table we got some decent results, but I`m looking for us to find some consistency now which we need to progress up the League.’
Leyton Orient Team News:
Leyton Orient will check on Kevin Lisbie ahead of the visit of Walsall.
Veteran striker Lisbie is a doubt after suffering a shoulder injury during the first half of Tuesday night’s goalless draw at Bristol City.
Darius Henderson replaced Lisbie at Ashton Gate but Chris Dagnall could also come into the reckoning for the first time this season having resumed training after an ankle injury.
Another forward, Shaun Batt, is set to miss out again with a calf problem.
Player to watch: Darius Henderson
The veteran striker has scored 110 career goals in 396 appearances, including two already for the East End club. With our lack of height it could prove costly against a natural header specialist.
Walsall Team News:
Walsall are still without Sam Mantom, Ben Purkiss and Matt Preston but they are closer to full fitness.
James O’Connor returns from injury.
Player to watch: Tom Bradshaw
Bradshaw has scored two in four games since he moved from Shrewsbury in the summer. Tom has high energy and work rate – lets just hope the supply to him is better tomorrow.
Match Facts & Stats
Walsall have yet to beat Orient at Brisbane Road in their last five attempts.
The last Walsall victory in the East End came in 2009.
Walsall and Leyton Orient drew both league games 1-1 last season.
The man in the middle is David Webb from Lancashire.
Webb awarded a controversial penalty for Bristol City the last time he refereed a Walsall match.
Webb has already issued a red card this season and is very keen on awarding penalties – 7 in total last season.
This is not the type of game you want following three winless games but Walsall always shine when backs are against the walls…I think we will snatch a point tomorrow, 1-1.
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