Leyton Orient defender Myles Judd is hoping his side can bounce back from their 4-0 defeat against Exeter on Monday. The O’s had taken four points over Christmas until the trip to Devon but the O’s academy graduate is looking for his side to continue their improving home form against Barnet tomorrow.
- Sit 20th on 25 points
- League Record – P24 W7 D4 L13 F26 A34
- Form last eight (league) – W2 D1 L5 F7 A14
- Form all competitions (most recent first) – LDWLWLLLW
- Only won two of 13 games against top half sides – W2 D3 L8
- Won none of six games at home – D1 L5
17 year old Judd made his league debut back in November and has been a regular at right back ever since. Judd is one of many Orient youngsters being given an opportunity to shine by manager Andy Edwards who is looking to steer his side away from the relegation zone. Speaking earlier to leytonorient.com Judd is enjoying the experience “I am really enjoying working with Andy and Danny in the first team. Danny has been my coach for the last four years and Andy has always been around so it helped me settle in nice and quickly”.
- Have kept just four clean sheets in 24 league games
- Without a clean sheet in their last four
- Kept just one clean sheet in last 11 home games – 1-0 Accrington, 10/12/16
- Have only kept two clean sheets in the 16 games since reverse fixture vs Barnet
Judd who has made the step up from academy football stated “feeling settled in the first team environment, all the senior boys have been great in making me feel welcome”. Judd has found the transition tough “it is certainly faster paced and more physical but I feel I am progressing with every game I play”.
- Have failed to score in nine of 24 league games – only Exeter (10) have failed in more
- Failed to score in six of their 13 home league games – most in League
- Failed to score in two of their last four games but scored in their last three home games
- Only scored two or more in seven of their 24 games and two of their 13 home games
- Have only scored two or more in three of their last 17 league matches
The 4-0 defeat to Exeter on Monday was Orient’s first in three games and Judd was disappointed with how his side started the new year but is looking ahead to Barnet, “hopefully we can bounce back from that defeat and keep our recent good run at home”. Orient are unbeaten in their last three home games after setting a club record of eight straight defeats with Judd hoping to build on their recent results “it has been better at home so we need to keep that going for as long as possible”.
- Home Record – P13 W3 D1 L9 F11 A17
- Last home results (most recent first) – DWWLLLLLLLL
- Only Exeter (9) have scored less at home
- Only Notts County, Accrington and Stevenage have led for less at home
- Only Stevenage (11) have conceded first at home than Orient
Andy Edwards was upset with the manner of the defeat in Devon on Monday and the failure of his side to build on their previous two results. Speaking after the loss to leytonorient.com “it wasn’t good enough, the last 4-5 weeks we have focused on being hard to play against and we wasn’t that today”.
- Both teams have scored in 12 of their 24 games and only five of their 13 home games
- Have scored 16 of their 26 goals in the second half – two of their last five
- Have conceded 23 of their 34 in the second half including ten between minutes 46-60 – The joint most with Notts County
Club Captain Nicky Hunt echoed the thoughts of his manager post match to leytonorient.com “there are no excuses for today we were miles off it, the second half performance was not acceptable from any of us and it won’t happen again”. Despite the result, Hunt quickly looked ahead to the next game “we have eradicate it from our memory, this hurts but the more we think about it the more it will effect us. Clear it out of our heads and go all out for Barnet” .
- Record scoring first – W6 D2 L1 home W3
- Have won last eight home games
- Only lost one of last 18 home games – W14 D3 L1 – Exeter 3-1, 16/01/16
- Only lost one of their last 19 games – W16 D2 L1 Doncaster 26/11/16
- Record Conceding first – W1 D1 L12 home D1 L9
- Draw in last game vs Cambridge was Orient’s first point in 15 games – D1 L14
- One win in last 25 games – W1 D3 L21 Hartlepool , 22/10/16
- Only won one of last 22 home games – W1 D4 L17 Portsmouth, 26/12/15
Edwards is taking on Barnet for the second time as Orient manager tomorrow after taking charge of the first meeting between the sides in October and is expecting another tough test. “They are a good side, we drew 0-0 earlier in the season and it was a tough game. They have pushed on even further and have made a couple of signings. They have a strong squad, you just need to look at their bench with the strength in depth they have, it will be a real tough test”.
- After the sides met in early October both sat on 12 points, since then their points return:
- Barnet taken 24 points from 14 games
- Orient taken 13 points from 13 games
Barnet head to Orient tomorrow following a 1-0 home win Plymouth on Monday thanks to a first half goal from Mauro Vilhete. The Bees have won five of their last seven games seeing them move to ninth position on 36 points, just two points outside of the play off places. The Bees have been steadily climbing the table despite the departure of Martin Allen in early December.
- League Record – P24 W9 D9 L6 F33 A33
- Form last eight (league) – W5 D1 L2 F11 A8
- Form All Competitions (most recent first) – WLWWLWWWDD
- Away Record – P12 W5 D4 L3 F18 A18
- Last Away results (most recent first) – LWWWDLDWL
Rossi Eames and Henry Newman took over on an interim basis but three wins from five has seen the pair continue the work that Allen left behind. Eames and Newman have worked for several years at Barnet in Academy manager and youth development roles. The pair have managed together before with U18’s which saw them win Football League Youth Alliance two years ago.
- Have kept eight clean sheets in 24 league matches
- Kept their first clean sheet vs Plymouth in four league games
- Kept four clean sheets in their last eight games – two away from home
- Kept four in their 12 away league matches this season
Eames was delighted with the performance of his side against Plymouth, speaking post match to barnetfc.com “Over the moon are the words, it was absolute fantastic performance in and out of possession, the amount of chances we created was excellent”. Eames was quick to acknowledge the performance of the whole team including new signings Simeon Akinola and Ricardo Santos.
- Failed to score in only three of their League games
- Only Carlisle and Doncaster have failed to score in less games in League 2
- Are one of two sides (Fleetwood) in football league to have score in every away league match this season
- Have scored in their last seven league games and 13 of their last 14 league games
- Barnet last failed to score 19/11/16 – 0-0 draw with Crewe
Newman echoed Eames thoughts on the performance, describing it “as one of the best performances I have seen”. Speaking to barnetfc.com “some of the work we did in possession of the football was a delight to watch and how the boys have taken on so much information in a short space of time is great”.
- Barnet have scored in their last 21 away league matches
- Last failed to score in an away league match 23/01/16 – 0-0 at Stevenage
- Have scored two or more goals in ten of their 24 games – including six of 12 away
- Only Carlisle, Exeter and Hartlepool (7) have more
- Both team have scored in 15/24 games (four of last six) and eight of their 12 away games
With Newman and Eames background with the academy and youth teams, they utilised some of their younger players on Monday, something which Newman doesn’t see any problem with. “We don’t even think about age, if you are good enough, you are old enough. We have a big training group to pick from I don’t care if you are 18 or 36, if you are good enough to start you will, we have seen both ends of the spectrum”.
- Have scored 21 of their 33 goals in the second half of games
- Have netted 15 goals in the last 30 minutes of matches
- However six of their last 11 goals score have been in the first half
- Have conceded 17 of their 33 goals between minutes 31-60
- No team in league two has concede more in that period
- 11 of their 18 away goals have been conceded in that period and five of their last six
Barnet have already added four players to their squad this January with Simeon Akinola (Braintree), Ricardo Santos (Peterborough), David Tutonda (Cardiff) and Dan Sweeney (Maidstone). The addition to the squad have added quality to the squad and added competition to Newman. Speaking ahead of the trip to Orient to barnetfc.com “we have seen a lot of the players in the team wanting to keep their spot and others wanting to get back into the team. We want to make sure we are raising the calibre of the squad as a whole. Each player we bring in we are challenging the player in that position therefore raising the performance of everyone at the club”.
- Have opened the scoring in 11 games this season
- In six of these games the goal has been in the first 15 minutes – including two o their last three goals
- Only Carlilse (7) and Colchester (8) have done it more
- Have conceded the first goal in 11 games – 10 times in the first half
Both Eames and Newman are aware that Orient will want to rectify the wrongs of Monday but “we are a good positive mind after the performance over Plymouth and we are looking to build on that straight away” They added “the challenge to us is being really focused on how we are playing our game, that’s what we did on Monday and why the performance was so good. If we do that against Orient we have a good chance”.
- Barnet have only lost one of their 12 games against bottom half sides – W6 D5 L1
- Defeat came vs Stevenage, 2-1
- All three away defeats have come against teams in the top six
The pair describe Orient as “having an experience side with some players who have had good careers behind them with some younger players coming through aswell. They usually play a semi-traditional 4-4-2. They had two good results over the Christmas period at home against Crawley and a draw against Cambridge. I am sure they are looking to bounce back this weekend”.
- Record scoring first – W7 D2 L2 away W5 D1 L1
- Have won their last five, conceded just one goal
- Have only lost one of their last 11 away games – W8 D2 L1
- Loss came in 5-1 defeat at Portsmouth in September
- Record Conceded first – W2 D5 L4 away W0 D3 L2
- Winless in their last 13 away games
- Only one win in their last 19 away matches – W1 D8 L10
- Win came against Oxford – 24/10/15
Leyton Orient will be without midfielders Liam Kelly and Harry Cornick who remain absent. While first team captain Robbie Weir is out after tearing his ACL at Exeter on Monday. Sam Dalby, Teddy Mezague and Sandro Semedo all remain doubt ahead of the clash after missing the trip to Devon on Monday. Callum Kennedy could continue on the left side of midfield while striker Jay Simpson has asked to leave the club.
Edwards on Weir’s injury “it is a huge disappointment for Robbie, it is very unfortunate that he has picked up an injury which ends his season. We are very light on numbers in their with Nigel Atangana and Michael Collins our only senior central midfielders at the club”
Barnet will be without a quartet of players with Michael Gash, Shaun Batt, Ben Tomlinson and James Pearson all missing through injury. Defender Michael Santos should continue to partner Michael Nelson in defence after impressing on his debut. While Simeon Akinola should retain his place after making his debut in his side 1-0 win over Plymouth on Monday.
Head to Head – Leyton Orient 9, Draw 8, Barnet 6
Last meeting – 01/10/16 – Barnet 0-0 Leyton Orient
- Orient have only lost one of their last 11 meetings against Barnet – 09/04/16 Barnet 3-0 Orient – W5 D5 L1
- Barnet have not beaten Orient in their last seven games in all competitions( D3 , L4), six in the league (D3 L3)
- Their last victory at Brisbane Road came in 1997 in a 1-0 win
- Barnet have only scored once in their last five trips to Brisbane Road
- The away side has not scored in any of the last five meetings
- The last three wins in the fixture have been to nil
- Both teams have scored in none of the last five meetings
- Both teams have scored in only one of the last five meetings at Brisbane Road
Prediction – Leyton Orient 1-1 Barnet