Vital Football

Latest LOFC News

Battling Against The Railwaymen - Crewe (A)

Crewe Alexandra
vs.
Leyton Orient

Gresty Road

18th January 2014

15:00

After brushing aside Carlisle last week, next up for Orient is a trip to the Alexandra Stadium on Saturday as they prepare to face Crewe.

As the division`s top goalscorers with 54 goals, the O's will be looking to take advantage of Crewe's poor defensive record which has seen them concede 51 goals and as a result, occupy one of the relegation places.

Despite finding themselves down in 22nd place, Steve Davis' side go in to Saturday's match knowing that a win should see them move out of the relegation zone.

VitalOrient looks ahead to this upcoming league fixture.

Vital Quotes:

Crewe Alexandra Team News:

Mathias Pogba could feature after coming on as a substitute in last week`s 4-2 defeat to Rotherham after six months out.

Loan signing Uche Ikpeazu could make his debut after joining from Watford.

Player to watch: Chuks Aneke

The youngster, who is on loan from Arsenal, leads both the goalscoring and assist charts for Crewe so far this season, with six goals and four assists to his name.

Standing at 6ft 3in, the attacking midfielder will provide competition for the Orient defence in aerial battles and will need to be marked closely to prevent the play-maker from creating many chances for himself and his team-mates.

Aneke is in his second loan spell at Crewe having also been at the club last season, scoring eight goals in 38 appearances.

Leyton Orient Team News:

Romain Vincelot could return to the squad after missing the first weeks of 2014 with a knee injury.

Marvin Bartley is likely to miss the match after suffering a hamstring injury in the match against Carlisle last week.

New signing Chris Dagnall could make his debut after signing for the O''s on Thursday.

Player to watch: Scott Cuthbert

After a man of the match performance against Carlisle last week, the Scottish defender will need to put in another disciplined performance at Crewe on Saturday.

Cuthbert, who has proven his versatility across the defence this season having played the majority of his matches at right back, will need to support Odubajo when pushing forward to help Orient exploit Crewe's shaky defence as well as stick to his defensive duties.

Match Facts & Stats

Orient last won at Crewe in 2008.

The O's have won 10 out of the 25 meetings between the two sides.

Ref Watch:

Andy Woolmer will be in charge of Saturday's fixture.

Next Fixtures:

Crewe Alexandra: MK Dons (H) Jan 21; Tranmere (A) Jan 25; Stevenage (A) Jan 28

Leyton Orient: Coventry (H) Jan 28; Rotherham (A) Feb 1; Peterborough (H) Feb 8


Join Vital Leyton Orient

It's easy to REGISTER HERE, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!

Do you want to write about Orient and share your opinions, if so CLICK HERE


Vital Orient on:facebook

Vital Orient on:twitter

Join The Vital Debate


Writer:Vital O
Date:Thursday January 16 2014
Time: 11:37PM

Login to post a comment

Site Journalists

Write for Vital O's
Write For Vital O's
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Crawley MotM
Suggested By:
Sargeant0%
Judd0%
Parkes0%
Hunt0%
Kennedy0%
Kelly0%
Atangana0%
Koroma0%
Alzate100%
Semedo0%
Massey0%
Sub-Mezague0%
Sub-Liburd0%
Sub-Ochieng0%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Doncaster 38 23 9 6 78 31
2 Plymouth 38 22 6 10 72 18
3 Portsmouth 38 19 8 11 65 25
4 Stevenage 38 19 4 15 61 12
5 Luton 38 15 15 8 60 20
6 Carlisle 38 15 14 9 59 0
7 Exeter 38 17 7 14 58 16
8 Blackpool 38 14 15 9 57 20
9 Mansfield 38 14 13 11 55 3
10 Wycombe 38 15 10 13 55 1
11 Colchester 38 15 9 14 54 3
12 Cambridge 37 15 8 14 53 6
13 Grimsby 38 14 9 15 51 -2
14 Accrington 37 12 12 13 48 -1
15 Barnet 38 11 15 12 48 -5
16 Morecambe 38 13 7 18 46 -13
17 Yeovil 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Crewe 38 11 12 15 45 -11
19 Crawley 38 12 9 17 45 -16
20 Notts County 38 12 7 19 43 -23
21 Hartlepool 38 10 11 17 41 -15
22 Cheltenham 38 9 12 17 39 -14
23 Newport 38 7 12 19 33 -20
24 Leyton Orient 38 9 5 24 32 -26
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Leyton Orient Results (view all)

Leyton Orient Fixtures (view all)

Mar 25 2017 3:00PM : Crawley Town (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Wycombe Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Cambridge United (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 14 2017 3:00PM : Luton Town (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 17 2017 3:00PM : Hartlepool United (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Crewe Alexandra (a)
Sky Bet League Two
The Vital Football Members League