Vale will be looking to make it SEVEN home wins in a row against promotion-chasing Leyton Orient. Here’s our preview.
Manager: Micky Adams
Last game: 2-1 vs Carlisle
Top scorer: Pope (14)
Manager: Russell Slade
Last game: 0-0 vs Notts County
Top scorer: Mooney (18)
Ben Williamson: could start upfront.
Vale will probably keep the same side that defeated Carlisle which means another chance for Ben Williamson to cement a starting place upfront. Leyton Orient are hopeful top scorer David Mooney will be available but Mathieu Baudry remains a doubt.
Grimmer Robertson Duffy Dickinson
Myrie-Williams Griffith Loft Birchall
Mark Grew: Fearless
“We don’t fear anyone, especially on our own pitch.”
– Mark Grew
“Leyton Orient had an unbelievable start to the season and any team is bound to drop their form, but they bounced back and they are still in the hunt for promotion. They will be hoping to come here after their draw with Notts County and get the three points. They have a good strike force and that is part of the reason they had such good form at the beginning of the season, because they were playing good football and scoring goals.”
– Jack Grimmer
Myrie-Williams: has scored already against Orient
Last time we met
The Valiants lost a dramatic game 3-2 back in September with Louis Dodds and Jennison Myrie-Williams scoring for the Valiants.
- Vale wins: 32
- Orient wins: 16
- Draws: 8
Did you know?
- Vale have won their last SIX home matches against Leyton Orient, a run that stretches back to 1984’s encounter. The latest victory was in 2008 when Marc Richards and David Howland scored in a 2-1 win.
- By contrast, Orient’s last win at Vale Park was back in 1956.
- This game will mark captain Doug Loft’s 150th league start for the Valiants while defender Richard Duffy will make it 50 league starts for the Vale.
Griffith: facing former club
Anthony Griffith will be facing Orient for the second time since he left the club to rejoin the Vale. Griff made 27 appearances for the O’s.
- Justin Miller
- Shane Tudor
- Carl Griffiths
- Ian Bogie (right)
- Marc Laird
- Darren Purse
- Dean Smith
- Leon Constantine
- Paul Beesley
- Calvin Andrew
Read the views of a Leyton Orient fan ahead of the game
“I think we would be happy with a draw…”