Search

Team News: Morecambe vs Leyton Orient

PUBLISHED: 07:00 03 September 2016

Dean Cox lets fly for Leyton Orient at Grimsby (pic: Simon O'Connor)

Dean Cox lets fly for Leyton Orient at Grimsby (pic: Simon O'Connor)

Simon O'Connor Photography

O’s head to Morecambe without Dean Cox, but Andy Hessenthaler will be hoping his squad can make it back-to-back wins in all competitions

Like last season, Leyton Orient will be without Dean Cox at the Globe Arena today when they take on Morecambe.

With Ian Hendon at the helm during the 2015/16 campaign, the O’s head coach made the decision to take the winger to Lancashire, but left him out of the match day squad on October 24.

Cox ended up watching the League Two fixture with the away supporters and saw his team beat the Shrimps 1-0.

But this time the 29-year-old won’t even be there with the east Londoners after he left the club by mutual consent on Thursday night.

It was a sorry way to see somebody regarded an Orient legend, by almost all of the supporters, depart.

Andy Hessenthaler will have to ensure the rest of his squad are focused, however, and ready for the battle ahead.

Morecambe have won four of their opening five matches in League Two this season and will provide a very tough test.

Paul McCallum scored twice on Tuesday night in the English Football League Trophy and could well retain his starting position.

Sandro Semedo played at left midfield in that game and with Cox gone, should remain in that role at Globe Arena.

Callum Kennedy would therefore stay at left-back while Hessenthaler has a decision to make over who partners Tom Parkes in the heart of defence.

Yvan Erichot has made a string of errors in recent matches, but Aron Pollock, only 18, may be on the substitutes bench again.

Jay Simpson has only played once this season against Stevenage on August 16 and helped inspire a 3-0 success.

Southend United tried to bring the forward to Roots Hall during the transfer window, but couldn’t come to agreement with O’s over a fee.

Therefore Simpson remains an Orient player, but he could well end up being ‘unavailable’ for selection again this weekend.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the East London Advertiser. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Related articles

Latest East London Sports News

Yesterday, 18:51

Simon Harmer showed glimpses of his 2019 form to snatch four wickets and set up a pulsating final day of Essex’s Bob Willis Trophy clash with Kent.

Yesterday, 09:00

With grassroots football stepping up preparations for the 2020-21 season, why not celebrate with another sporting quiz.

Yesterday, 09:00

A series of free FA podcast recordings can be accessed by Essex clubs and leagues so they can receive valuable financial advice and tips.

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Essex opener Nick Browne’s half-century could not prevent Kent from maintaining their advantage in their Bob Willis Trophy contest.

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Jonny Bairstow put Ireland to the sword with a barnstorming 82 off 41 balls but England had to overcome a middle-order wobble before moving into an unassailable 2-0 lead in the Royal London series at the Ageas Bowl.

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Heino Kuhn became the first player to score a Bob Willis Trophy century as Kent recovered from a morning blip to dominate day one against Essex.

Saturday, August 1, 2020

West Ham United Women’s head coach Matt Beard says his team are ‘the fittest he’s ever seen them’.

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Arsenal, Tottenham and West Ham Women will find out their opening two fixtures for the new Super League season on Friday, the FA has confirmed.

PROMOTED CONTENT

The NHS Test and Trace system provides protection for family, friends, colleagues and the community, and is here to keep all of us safe and allow us to enjoy summer safely. We take a look at how the system is working and talk to one member of the thousands of team members about her experiences.

People are being encouraged to enjoy summer safely by exploring destinations closer to home. Taking a holiday in the United Kingdom offers people the chance to uncover some stunning scenery, wonderful attractions and superb accommodation without having to jump on a plane. Here, we take a look at the type of places you can stay, the rules you need to follow and how to enjoy a great staycation.

Summer is here and people from across the South East region can enjoy the many attractions that we have on our doorstep, as long as we follow UK Government advice and enjoy summer safely. There are plenty of places to go and things to do to suit every budget. Here is our guide to the numerous great days out.

Most read sport

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Most Read

Latest from the East London Advertiser