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PREVIEW: Coventry City v Leyton Orient

22 October 2013

Read our big match preview ahead of City's game against Leyton Orient...

Venue: Sixfields
Kick-off: 7.45pm
Date: Tuesday, October 22nd 
Competition: Skybet League One

Coventry City take on Leyton Orient for the third time this season as the league-leaders travel to Sixfields. 

The Sky Blues have now gone three matches unbeaten after securing a valuable point against Wolvehampton Wanderers at the Molineux.

After a goalless first-half, Leigh Griffiths put Wolves ahead but four minutes from time, Aaron Phillips netted a superb equaliser for City, his first goal for the club.

Russell Slade’s Orient have had a dream start to the 2013/14 League One season and remain unbeaten in the League. 

They just missed out on a place in the play-offs and having signed former Millwall striker Shaun Batt, French forward Yohann Lasimant and Marvin Bartley on loan from Burnley, Orient fans expect a serious play-off push this season.

Dean Cox and Romain Vincelot have both stayed at the club despite a summer of transfer speculation, which can only boost Slade’s chances of success this season.

Orient are in great form at the moment, beating lowly Tranmere Rovers 4-0 at the weekend with star striker Kevin Lisbie adding two to his tally.

City have played Leyton Orient 46 times, recording 18 wins to Orient’s 11 whilst there have been 14 draws.

The Sky Blues last travelled to Brisbane Road last season and won 1-0 thanks to an early David McGoldrick goal. 

Last five fixtures

08/10/2013 Leyton Orient *0-0 Coventry City (*4-2 pens), Johnstone Paint Trophy
06/08/2013 Leyton Orient 3-2 Coventry City, Capital One Cup
20/04/2013 Coventry City 0-1 Leyton Orient, League One
27/10/2012 Leyton Orient 0-1 Coventry City, League One
30/01/1973 Leyton Orient 1-4 Coventry City, FA Cup

Andrew Whing

The current Oxford United left-back started his professional career at Coventry City in 2003 and spent four years at the club.

He went to make over 100 appearances for the club but scoring just the two goals. One of these goals was scored against Derby County in the final game at Highfield Road as City ran out 6-2 winners.

After another four-year stint at Brighton and Hove Albion, he moved on to Orient where he made 19 appearances in a short deal, lasting just half a season.

Keith Osgood

The defender started his career at Tottenham Hotspur in 1972 and spent five years with the London club before moving on to Coventry City.

City signed the defender for £130,000 but he only stayed at the club for the 1978/79 season, featuring for the club just 24 times and scoring the one goal.

He moved onto Derby County for a two-year spell before moving back to London with Orient where he made 36 appearances during a two-year spell. He ended his 18-year career at Cambridge United in 1985.

Dean Cox

The ever-present Orient winger has started this season in fantastic form, having already scored three goals for the side and claimed four assists.

He netted eight times last season and played in almost every match, making 55 appearances. His pace and crossing ability makes him one of the best wingers in the division and he will be looking to kick on this season.

It was his goal which separated the Sky Blues and Orient at the Ricoh Arena at the end of last season and despite interest from Championship, he is expected to stay at Brisbane Road.

With the experienced Kevin Lisbie and Shaun Batt up front, City will have to make sure Cox struggles to supply the front-two with his service.

Tickets for the Sky Blues' home League One clash with Leyton Orient at Sixfields Stadium are now on general sale.

City host the O’s on Tuesday, October 22nd with kick off at 7:45pm.

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