“It’s a Really Good Place At the Moment”

Leyton Orient head coach Justin Edinburgh is hoping his side can keep the feel good factor when they host Barnet tomorrow. Orient sit third in the National League and are one of two unbeaten sides left in the division. Speaking to leytonorient.comthere is a really good mood at the moment. The players are focused, we are enjoying training and matches. Everyone connected with the football club is in a really good place at the moment”

  • League Record – P10  W5  D5  F16  A7
  • Two points off top

The O’s extended their unbeaten start to the season to ten games with a 1-1 draw at FC Halifax last weekend. James Alabi netted an injury time equaliser after Dayle Southwell opened the scoring from the spot. Despite rescuing a point, Orient were dominant for long periods with Edinburgh stating to leytonorient.comif we’d come away with nothing from the game it would have been a travesty. It feels like two points dropped but great character to go to the end and we got what we deserved”.

Orient last 5 results

Orient’s Last 6 Results

Striker James Alabi has had difficult start to his Orient career after dropping to the bench, he then got sent off at Gateshead in August. However the former Tranmere man was delighted to get off the mark to preserve his sides unbeaten start. Speaking to leytonorient.comit was a brilliant feeling. I had to make sure when I came on do well and keep my head down. Scoring was a relief and a lot of weight of my shoulders”.

  • Orient scored in every game this season
  • Scored in last 11 league games and 12 of their last 13 games
  • Scored 75% of their goals in the second half (12/16) – 8 of 10 at home
  • Scored 9 goals after the 75th minute – 5 of 10 at home
  • Seven of their last nine goals have been after the 75th minute

The O’s have named the same starting 11 for the last six games and with players close to returning from injury, Edinburgh will have a serious selection headache. Despite some players being disappointed on missing out, Edinburgh highlights that the whole squad is together. Speaking to leytonorient.comwe have extremely strong competition for every place. It’s difficult but even the players who are not playing are desperate for the team to do well. The group is so together, the ones our of team spur the others on”

  • Kept four league clean sheets (three at home)
  • Kept three in the last four and four in the last seven
  • Only conceded two goals in the last six games

After three consecutive Saturday’s away, the O’s return home looking for a fourth consecutive home win. Orient have performed well in the past games with Edinburgh hopeful of another triumph in front of their home fans. Speaking to leytonorient.comour last home performance was a really good one, we had to be patient right till the end and it was an efficient performance with some really good football played. We have had really good performances at home of late, we look to continue but we have to earn the right”

  • Home Record – P5  W3  D2  F10  A3
  • Won their last three home games without conceding a goal
  • Have only lost one of their last nine home games – W6  D2  L1
  • Have scored in 8 of their last 9 home games – scoring 18

Barnet head to the Breyer Group Stadium on the back of five consecutive victories and Edinburgh is aware that the next week his side will face two sides full of confidence. Speaking to leytonorient.comthe fixtures have been difficult, the times we are playing teams they are coming in form. Barnet took their time to get into gear under John Still”. However, the 48 year is confident in his own side, “it will be another difficult game, we look at ourselves, we are in very good form playing extremely well; our whole round game. We are playing well, but need to be mindful of our opponents in good form and we expect a really good game”

Orient next 5 games

Orient’s next Six Fixtures

Team News

Sam Ling could return to the squad after an ankle injury while Dale Gorman should be back from International Duty. James Brophy and George Elokobi are still out through injury but Lev Lumeka hopes to be named in the squad.

Last Time Out – 1-1 FC Halifax

O's vs Boreham WOod

Starting 11 vs FC Halifax

Head to Head – Leyton Orient 9, Draw  8, Barnet 7

  • Orient have not won in the last three meetings – D1  L2
  • Orient have only lost one of the last nine meetings at home – W4  D3  L1
  • Orient have kept a clean sheet in three of the last four meetings at the Breyer Group Stadium

Barnet H2H

Prediction – Leyton Orient 3-1 Barnet

About mattbristow271993

Boyhood Leyton Orient fan, but love football in general, any league. Football is my passion.
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