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Team News: Leyton Orient vs Mansfield Town

PUBLISHED: 09:30 27 August 2016

Leyton Orient forward Ollie Palmer heads wide a great opportunity late on against Newport County (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Leyton Orient forward Ollie Palmer heads wide a great opportunity late on against Newport County (pic: Simon O'Connor).

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Ollie Palmer will hope to start when his old club come to Brisbane Road

Leyton Orient manager Andy Hessenthaler has various tough decisions to make ahead of the visit of Mansfield Town.

Last weekend the O’s made it back-to-back wins in League Two after beating Grimsby Town 2-1 having seen off Stevenage 3-0 a few days earlier.

Ollie Palmer come off the bench at Blundell Park to score what would prove to be the decisive second goal for the east Londoners.

He will hope that is enough to earn him a starting berth today against his old club, but Jordan Bowery has also impressed in the lone role up front.

Paul McCallum may be back on the bench again after not travelling to Grimsby last weekend.

Jay Simpson was with the squad, but is said to have made himself unavailable on the morning of the game due to a back problem.

It isn’t known if his situation has changed since then, although Southend United are understood to still be interested in signing the striker.

Callum Kennedy is pushing to be involved from the off with talented youngster Sandro Semedo currently occupying the left-back position.

Despite the confusion surrounding Simpson’s situation, Orient will hope to keep their positive run of form going on the pitch.

After a difficult start to the campaign, losing two of their first three matches in all competitions, they’ve responded well.

They will come up against a Mansfield team that have began the new season strongly and like O’s have seven points from four games.

Last time out they lost 2-0 to Plymouth Argyle, but have beaten Newport County and Yeovil Town already this year as well as drew with Cheltenham Town.

Former Orient striker Darius Henderson was on the bench for the Stags at Argyle and could be among the replacements again at Brisbane Road.


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