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Preview: Leyton Orient (h)

7 September 2012

TOWN are back in League One action this weekend, with Leyton Orient the visitors to The County Ground

THE VIEW

After Wednesday’s derby defeat at Oxford United midfielder Raffaele De Vita reflected on a disappointing evening before looking ahead to the visit of Leyton Orient on Saturday. 

“I didn’t think they (Oxford) had much to offer and just hoofed the ball forward and in the end they managed to win one nil,” he said. “All we can do is pick ourselves up and start winning in the league.

“I think like many teams have done before they’ll (Orient) come to The County Ground and try and get a draw, sit back and it’s going to be hard like every game. 

"After two defeats you want to play a home game but at the same time we don’t want to get worried about our away form and put it right when it happens.”

THE STORY SO FAR

The O’s have not had the best of starts to the new campaign, losing all three of their opening league fixtures. Their home game against Hartlepool United was called off due to the visitors’ coach being stuck in traffic. Despite a win on penalties at Charlton Athletic in the first round of the Capital One Cup, Orient were thumped 5-0 at Premier League side Everton in the second round. 

LAST TIME OUT

The last time the two sides met at The County Ground was in October 2010. Despite having Alan Sheehan sent off, the Town managed to salvage a draw. Orient went ahead before Charlie Austin leveled. The visitors took the lead once more before Michael Rose earned Town a point.

TICKETS

To buy tickets for the game in advance, call the STFC Box Office on 0871 876 1993 or visit the STFC online ticket site

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