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Shrewsbury Town vs. Leyton Orient

New Meadow

9th March 2013

15:00

Off To The Meadow - Shrewsbury (A)

The O`s head to Shropshire for their second away clash of the week as they face relegation battlers Shrewsbury Town.

Graham Turner`s men are desperate to stay in the division they earned promotion into last time round and will be hoping to turn the New Meadow into a fortress in the upcoming weeks.

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Shrewsbury Town Team News:

The Shrews have defensive issues as loan defender Rob Edwards is out of tomorrow`s game with a quad muscle complaint; another loanee, Yado Mambo is expected to replace him.

Also adding to the back line problems, Jermaine Grandison is still absent as he looks to recover from a hip injury.

Player to watch: Marvin Morgan

Shrewsbury`s number 10 will be one of the main threats to Orient come tomorrow.

Joint top scorer with seven strikes this season, the former Aldershot man is one Graham Turner`s key players.

He played a pivotal role in their successful promotion campaign last term and with his physical presence, the O`s defence will have to be on their guard to stop the tall striker.

Leyton Orient Team News:

Orient have a striker shortage as they travel to Shropshire. David Mooney & Shaun Batt are out with a thigh and toe injuries respectively, whilst Charlie Macdonald is a doubt after being substituted with a head injury in Wednesday`s draw at Notts County.

Kevin Lisbie is still not fully match fit but may be asked to start the game because of the striker shortage.

Gary Sawyer and Lee Butcher are also absentees for the east Londoners.

Player to watch: Dean Cox

With the possibility of little or no strikers available for tomorrow`s clash, the O`s may need to rely on their midfield to find their shooting boots.

Cox is the highest scoring midfielder this year, netting six times during the campaign so far. Along with his assists, Cox`s knack for a goal has proved vital in Orient moving into the top half this season.

The former Brighton winger will need to be on top form if the O`s are to come away from the New Meadow with something tangible.

Match Facts & Stats

The O`s haven`t won at Shrewsbury in seven attempts spanning over 15 years. Their last win in Shropshire was a 2-1 victory in December 1997.

2-1 was also the scoreline earlier this season when the two sides met at Brisbane Road, with the hosts claiming a valuable late winner thanks to striker Kevin Lisbie.

It`s the O`s who just have the better head to head record of the two teams in all the matches they played together. 22 of the 51 games played Orient have won whilst the Shrews have won 20 times.

Next Fixtures

Shrewsbury : MK Dons (A) 12 Mar; Crewe (A) 16 Mar; Oldham (H) 23 Mar


Leyton Orient : Portsmouth (H) 12 Mar; Carlisle (H) 16 Mar; Preston (A) 23 Mar


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