Team News: MK Dons v Leyton Orient

Leyton Orient head coach Ian Hendon (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Leyton Orient head coach Ian Hendon (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO) - Credit: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

Ian Hendon expected to make some changes for Capital One Cup clash

Leyton Orient have been open all summer about their desire to do well in the league, which means the cup matches take a back sit.

Therefore it is expected head coach Ian Hendon will make some changes to his team for tonight’s Capital One Cup clash with Championship outfit MK Dons.

O’s won’t be weak at stadiummk, though, with pre-season signings Alan Dunne, Blair Turgott and Ollie Palmer expected to make their full, competitive debuts for the club.

Orient played two Championship teams during the summer and lost on both occasions to Middlesbrough (3-1) and Huddersfield Town (2-0), but they were close games and the same type of match is expected against the Dons with them likely to make changes too.


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The memory of last season’s 6-1 drubbing will be in the mind of some players from last year and with Alex Cisak expected to start in goal, he’ll be determined not to ship six again.

Although the O’s are now two divisions below MK Dons, the expectation is that they will perform better this evening than they did back on April 18 when they were beaten by a five-goal margin.

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That is down to Hendon and co instilling a new found togetherness in the squad and recruiting well in the summer. Despite the challenge tonight being tough, Orient will be confident of putting in a determined display.

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