Leyton Orient are the visitors on Tuesday 15th March. The O’s arrive on a bad run of form. No wins in their last 14 matches, with only 6 goals scored during this run. This dire run of games led to their experienced manager, Kenny Jacket, being fired in late February.
Coach Matt Harold stepped up to take temporary charge before Richie Wellens was appointed on a 2 and a 1/2 year contract within the last few days. Under Harold, Orient had a 1-0 home loss to Carlisle, and 2-2 draws against Colchester and Stevenage. No wins yet, but at least the O’s are back to scoring a few goals. Wellens’ 1st game was away at Hartlepool and Orient drew 0-0.
Orient may be getting desperate for some points – they are in 20th place in the league with 36 points from 34 games. This leaves them only 5 points above Oldham in the relegation places. The reverse fixture in October finished 1-1, a Matty Stevens opener in the 68th minute equalised by Sotiriou in the 76th.