League One Preview: Orient out to get back on track
By Football News
Leyton Orient will be looking to get back to winning ways in League One this weekend when they travel Oldham Athetic.
Craig Westcarr’s late equaliser for Walsall denied Russell Slade’s side a ninth-straight league win last Saturday, cutting their lead at the top of the league over Peterborough United to three points.
Despite that set-back, the leaders are sure to be full of confidence in the knowledge that Oldham have only managed to muster one win in their last six games.
Elsewhere, second-placed Peterborough will be hoping they can keep the pressure on at the top of table, but face a stern test at home to Preston North End, who have enjoyed a blistering recent run of form, notching up five straight wins.
The same cannot be said for bottom-of-the-league Sheffield United, who host Crawley Town in Friday’s only game, hoping to pick up their first win since the opening day.
Fellow strugglers Tranmere Rovers also hope to add to their solitary league win when they travel to the County Ground to take on Swindon Town.
Bradford City will have to do without the service of the league’s joint-top scorer Nahki Wells when they travel to Walsall after the striker picked up an ankle injury in last week's win over Shrewsbury Town which is expected to sideline him for a few weeks.
Third-placed Wolves will be looking to further strengthen their promotion credentials when they travel to Colchester United, while play-off hopefuls MK Dons are at Gillingham.
Graham Kavanagh has overseen three wins for Carlisle United as caretaker boss this season, following Greg Abbott's dismissal, and will be looking forward his side’s trip to Shrewsbury, his first game since being given the job on a permanent basis.
Coventry City will attempt to bounce back from suffering two consecutive defeats when they take on Stevenage at Broadhall Way, with Callum Wilson looking to add to his tally of eight goals so far this season.
Meanwhile, strugglers Notts County host Crewe Alexandra, Brentford take on Rotherham United, and Port Vale are at home to Bristol City.