Leyton Orient vs Scunthorpe United preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
Craig Clay of Orient battles with Elliot Osborne of Stevenage during Tuesday's 0-0 draw | Photo by Julian Finney; Getty Images

Leyton Orient's interim boss Jobi McAnuff has called for his team to make a stake for their shirts ahead of Saturday's meeting with 18th placed Scunthorpe United.

The O's boss has overseen one win, one draw and one defeat since taking charge in February following the dismissal of Ross Embleton.

Scunthorpe will be looking to bounce back following their midweek home defeat, suffering a 2-0 loss at the hands of play-off chasing Exeter City.

  • Team news

McAnuff has made changes in all three of his games as stand-in Orient boss so far but has confirmed goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux, midfielder Craig Clay, and versatile James Brophy will all feature from the start.

Orient's absentee's include Adam Thompson, Louis DennisRuel Sotiriou and Lee Angol.

As for the Iron, Neil Cox continues to be plagued with defensive worries as Harrison McGahey, Manny Onariase and George Taft all currently remained sidelined.

Club captain Jordan Clarke will likely partner Jacob Bedeau at the heart of the defence with topscorer Ryan Loft rated as 50/50 ahead of the tie.

  • Predicted lineups

Leyton Orient:

Vigouroux; Brophy, Happe, Turley, Ling; Clay, Cisse, Freeman; Abrahams, Johnson, Wilkinson.

Scunthorpe United:

Howard; O'Malley, Clarke, Bedeau, Rowe; Green, Beestin, Karacan, Gillead; Eisa, van Veen.

  • Ones to watch

Danny Johnson

Former Dundee forward Danny Johnson has enjoyed a superb scoring season this campaign, as he boasts 16 goals and one assist in 32 appearances. The 28-year-old's superb turn of pace and stunning left foot will have to be watched closely by the Iron's backline and the striker will be looking to make amends for the penalty he missed in the reverse fixture back in December.

Kevin Van Veen

Despite a barren spell in front of goal for Scunthorpe's Dutch talisman, Kevin Van Veen still possesses superb individual brilliance to impact any game at the flick of a switch. Registering two goals and two assists in only eleven appearances this season, van Veen's eye for a pass and ability to shoot from range will be a threat Orient no doubt have to look too nullify early on.

  • Previous meetings

Scunthorpe ran out 2-0 victors in the reverse fixture and have a superb record against the O's. Orient have lost their last three consecutive meetings with Neil Cox's side and haven't scored against the Iron in all competitions since 2015.

  • How to watch

The game kicks off at 13:00 on Saturday 13th March 2021.

It will be streamed on both clubs’ iFollow channels, available to purchase for £10.

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