Orient back to business

Orient's Russell Slade was named manager of the month for August (Pic: Simon O'Connor)

Orient's Russell Slade was named manager of the month for August (Pic: Simon O'Connor) - Credit: Archant

Leaders return from 10-day break

After an elongated break. Leyton Orient’s history-makers get back into action tomorrow (Saturday) as they face the challenge of promoted Port Vale.

With a 10-day space between fixtures due to Notts County’s international call-ups, the east Londoners now return to the focus of League One football with a double-header at the Matchroom Stadium in the space of four days.

Manager of the month for August Russell Slade should have a full squad to select from as he and his team look to make it six league wins on the trot.

De’Reece Vanderhyde is the only squad member who will not be available after he joined Conference South side Concord Rangers on a month’s loan last week.


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Yohann Lasimant is making his way back to full fitness and should be healthy enough to be named in the squad, whilst Jayden Stockley could make his home debut if required from the bench.

Tomorrow’s visitors grabbed an injury-time winner against Carlisle last time out through top scorer Tom Pope, which resulted in the Cumbrians sacking manager Greg Abbott.

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The win was Vale’s second of the league campaign which moved them up into 13th place, representing a solid start back to life at this level for the Valiants

It will also mean that boss Micky Adams is likely to select the same side as he looks to continue the success on their travels, and that will mean a return to E10 for former Orient midfielder Anthony Griffith.

The Monserratt international spent a toiling season at the O’s before finally returning to the Staffordshire club from where he initially signed in May 2012.

Griffith made 28 appearances during his time with Orient and will hope to receive a warm reception when he features for the opposition.

One player missing for the Vale will be left-sided defender Daniel Jones, who has been absent during the recent successes over Bury and Carlisle and will miss out once again due to a groin strain. His place is expected to be filled by Carl Dickinson.

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