Team News: Newport County v Leyton Orient

Leyton Orient's Blair Turgott celebrates his stunning goal against Stevenage (pic: Simon O'Connor)

Leyton Orient's Blair Turgott celebrates his stunning goal against Stevenage (pic: Simon O'Connor) - Credit: Archant

Blair Turgott pushing to start after impressive display on Tuesday against Stevenage

Leyton Orient head coach Ian Hendon has a tough decision to make over what team he picks at Newport County this afternoon after two of his substitutes impressed in the 3-0 win against Stevenage on Tuesday night.

Ollie Palmer and Blair Turgott were introduced against Borough and both found the net to stake a claim for a starting berth today (Saturday).

Alan Dunne also came on at Brisbane Road but is an injury doubt and faces a late fitness test to see if he is involved at Rodney Parade.

Turgott will definitely be pushing to make the starting XI against the Exiles, though, and O’s boss knows he has a tough decision to make.


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Hendon said: “Everyone is champing at the bit to be involved and get in the team and when the substitutes come on and do what they did against Stevenage, they start to give you a little bit of a selection headache.

“That is exactly what I want. All the lads in the changing room, no matter what team I pick, will all support each other and we all want the same thing. Competition is very good at the moment.”

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Although Turgott and Palmer scored midweek, Orient’s head coach may well name the same team that has started their three previous league matches.

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