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Wolves vs. Leyton Orient

Molineux

29th December 2013

15:00

Christmas Part Two - Wolves (A)

The O`s continue their festive period with arguably their most important game to date as they face second place Wolves.

Kenny Jackett`s men sit level on points with the O`s following their Boxing Day win against Crewe Alexandra, and they will be looking to reclaim top spot from a depleted Orient.

The stand-out fixture in League 1, it promises to be an intense 90 minutes at Molineux as both sides look to gain a crucial advantage over the other in the quest to stay at the top of the league.

VitalOrientlooks ahead to the upcoming clash.

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Wolves Team News:

Scott Golbourne is a doubt after suffering a dead leg against Crewe.

The likes of Kevin Doyle, Leigh Griffiths, Bakary Sako and Bjorn Sigurdarson are expected to be recalled after being rested on Boxing Day.

Matt Doherty is the only other injury concern but could make the bench.

Player to watch: Kevin Doyle

The Irish international was a late substitute in their 2-0 victory against Crewe Alexandra, but is expected to be involved from the start against the O`s.

Doyle has an impressive footballing CV, having played at Premier League level for several years for Reading and his current club.

Despite only netting three goals this season, Doyle is still an important component in Kenny Jackett`s side and will be looking to help his team climb above Orient in the league standings.

Leyton Orient Team News:

Jamie Jones is out after suffering a stress fracture on his back and is expected to be absent for several months.

David Mooney is free from suspension but will not play due to a foot injury suffered in training.

Lloyd James returns from a one match ban whilst Scott Cuthbert is out for the Wolves game after picking up his fifth booking of the season against Gillingham.

Player to watch: Dean Cox

Cox was influential upon his return to the side on Boxing Day as he set up the equaliser against Gillingham in the eventual 2-1 success.

The winger is one the most creative players in the division and will be looking to add more assists and goals to his tally at Molineux on Sunday.

Match Facts & Stats

The last time these sides met was 25 years ago when Wolves won 2-0 against Orient in the old fourth division.

Now both playing in the third tier the midlands outfit are looking for promotion following back-to-back relegations from the Premier League then Championship respectively.

In terms of the overall record, both sides have met 47 times with Wolves winning 22 of those clashes with Orient claiming victory in 17, there have been 8 draws.

Ref Watch:

The referee for Sunday`s clash is David Coote.

Next Fixtures

Wolves: Tranmere (A) Jan 1; Gillingham (A) Jan 3; Preston (H) Jan 11

Leyton Orient: Bristol City (H) Jan 1; Yeovil (A) Jan 4; Shrewsbury (A) Jan 7


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