Stevenage vs Leyton Orient Preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and views from the dugouts
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Stevenage are looking for their first victory since mid-September when they take on Leyton Orient at the Lamex Stadium on Saturday. 

Stevenage come into this game after back to back 1-0 losses, to Newport County and Forest Green Rovers respectively. 

Leyton Orient come into this game after a hard fought, 1-0 victory over Tranmere Rovers on Tuesday night. The winner came from Danny Johnson in the 71st minute.

Team news

 Stevenage have some great news with a nearly 100% fit squad with the return of Charlie Carter and Arthur Iontton. 

Leyton Orient have no real injury concerns coming into this game. 

Predicted lineups

Stevenage: Cumming, Wildin, Cuthbert, Prosser, Hutton, Vincelot, Osborne, Coker, List, Aitchison, Oteh

Leyton Orient: Vigouroux, Akinola, Coulson, Happe, Brophy, McAnuff, Cisse, Clay, Drew, Johnson, Sotiriou

Ones to watch

Elliot List is currently Stevenage's top scorer  this season with two goals in the seven games he has featured in this season. He has also contributed an assist as well. List has almost matched his tally from last season already and could be in for a good season if he can really kick on this season. 

For Orient, the one to watch in this game has to be Danny Johnson. Nicknamed DJ by the Orient faithful, Johnson has already scored seven times this season and is almost averaging a goal a game with a current goals per 90 mins played of 0.86. Johnson scored the winner against Tranmere. Johnson is already joint third top scorer in the league, level with Conor McAleny of Oldham Athletic, but Johnson has a better goal conversion rate than McAleny. Johnson will be key if Orient are to win against Stevenage. 

View from the dugout

In his pre-match press conference, Stevenage boss, Alex Revell said this about the game against Orient: "It will be a tough game, they have had an ok start. They have a coach that is still learning his trade, he is a top guy and vocal during lockdown in what Stevenage done and I have a lot of time for Ross and what he is doing at Leyton Orient.

"We have to focus on us and our attributes, strengths, spirit and make sure when we turn up on Saturday, we play with our heart on our sleeve and make sure we give absolutely everything and do not leave any ounce of energy out there, that’s what we ask for and we’ve had that so far."

Orient boss Ross Embelton had this to say on the upcoming opposition saying: "It’s a very well-organised team and there is a good mixture of experienced players in there. Obviously, the standout one for any Orient fan would be people like Vincelot, people like Cuthbert, to name just two of them.

"It looks as if Alex has really worked them to be very-well organised and hard to break down. They probably haven’t got off to the run of the results that he would have liked but what their scores do reflect is that they are always in a game."

Where to watch

The game is available live on the ‘iFollow’ platform run by the EFL. 

 

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