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Trip To The Medway - Gillingham (A)

Gillingham
vs.
Leyton Orient

Priestfield Stadium

3 September 2013

19:00

After the weekend`s historical success, the O`s head to Kent to face Gillingham in the first round of Johnstone`s Paint Trophy.

After a fantastic run in the competition last season, Russell Slade will be keen to go one if not two steps further in this year`s challenge for the trophy.

They head to Priestfield tonight their fellow League 1 rivals, with VitalOrient previewing tonight`s action.

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Gillingham Team News:

Martin Allen has no new injury concerns ahead of this evening`s clash, with Amine Linganzi the only absentee due to a hamstring injury.

The match could see some the Gills squad players given a run out with Charlie Allen, Cody McDonald and Antonio German all pushing for starts.

Player to watch: Adebayo Akinfenwa

Akinfenwa is a larger than life character on the pitch as well as off it. Known for his strength and power, the former Orient striker will be a handful for the O`s defence if he does play some part in tonight`s match.

Signed and then let to after a month by former Orient boss Martin Ling, Akinfenwa will look to push his current team through to the next round of Johnstone`s Paint Trophy.

Leyton Orient Team News:

Jayden Stockley could make his debut after signing on loan from Bournemouth yesterday.

Shaun Batt could also be line for a start after coming off the bench in Saturday`s victory against Colchester. There are also likely to be other changes as the O`s boss will look to give some of his squad players some valuable game time.

Player to watch: Shaun Batt

Batt has been frustrated by injuries since his return to the club permanently in the summer.

Now close to approaching full fitness, the ex-millwall front man will want to show that he can compliment current first choice strikers David Mooney and Kevin Lisbie.

Batt will also want to quickly erase the thoughts of his open goal miss against Colchester on Saturday by netting this evening.

Match Facts & Stats

The last time both sides met was in The FA Cup during the 2011/12 season where the Gills defeated Orient at Brisbane Road in the second round.

In terms of the overall record, both sides are pretty much even with Orient holding a slender advantage winning 24 of the 64 meetings compared to the Kent side`s 23; with the other 17 matches ending in draws.

Next Fixtures

Gillingham: Crawley (A) Sep 7; Coventry (A) 15 Sep; Bradford (H) 21 Sep

Leyton Orient: Port Vale (H) 14 Sep; Notts County (H) 17 Sep; Brentford (A) 23 Sep


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Writer:SouthStandWriter
Date:Tuesday September 3 2013
Time: 11:41AM

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