Grimsby Town host Leyton Orient this coming Tuesday at 19:00 BST, as the O’s search for their first victory since Ross Embleton’s departure.
Orient, who are on a dismal run of seven games without a win, recently parted ways with Embleton following the club’s defeat to Tranmere Rovers at the weekend.
Jobi McAnuff has taken over on an interim basis and has a challenging job on his hands, as Leyton Orient have mustered just four shots on target in their last two games, and scored just two goals in their last seven outings.
However, their opponents are having a torrid time of it too, as Grimsby currently sit bottom of League Two with one win in their previous eleven.
Paul Hurst’s Mariners are currently four points adrift with two games in hand, so they will look to capitalise on Leyton Orient’s poor form of late to help spark a league fight back.
The home side will have Joe Bunney back available following his suspension.
Orient will be without Sam Ling, who picked up an injury in the stalemate with Colchester United.
Grimsby Town: Eastwood; Hewitt, Pollock, Waterfall, Menayese, Hendrie, Morais, Coke, El Mizouni, Payne, Hanson.
Leyton Orient: Vigouroux; Akinola, Thompson, Happe, Brophy, Clay, Cisse, Freeman, Wilkinson, Johnson, Kemp.
Ones to watch
One of the few shining lights in the Grimsby camp this season, Pollock has flourished in the first team.
The 19-year old academy graduate has the highest average rating for the Mariners of 6.8, and has even notched 3 goals in 23 games from centre-back. This makes him Grimsby’s top scorer, and alongside Luke Waterfall at the back he’s becoming a very mature player.
Despite the O’s lack of chance creation and clinical behaviour in front of goal, Johnson has had another positive season.
The 28-year old has hit the back of the opposition net on 14 different occasions, and is proving to be a lethal forward when giving the chances.
It was a thriller in London when these two sides last faced one another, with a last minute winner splitting the clubs. Goals from Waterfall, George Williams and a last minute penalty from Montel Gibson secured a 3-2 win for the Mariners.
The match is available on iFollow via Grimsby or Leyton Orient’s respective club websites, with match passes at £10 for those in the United Kingdom.