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Preview: Leyton Orient v Bristol City

Leyton Orient v Bristol City
Matchroom Stadium
Tuesday, March 3rd, 7.45pm

Sky Bet League One leaders Bristol City face Leyton Orient at the Matchroom Stadium this Tuesday evening (7.45pm kick-off).

All the key information on Bristol City's opponents can be found below:

LEYTON ORIENT
Since losing to Rotherham in the play-off final last season, Orient have had a turbulent ten months in League One. Many people’s tip to push for a top six finish, the O’s are fighting for survival placed fourth from bottom. They have had a recent turn in form, winning three in their last four but have a poor home record, losing ten league matches at the Matchroom Stadium.

MANAGER
Fabio Liverani – Italian who played in Serie A for Palermo, Fiorentina and Lazio. The 38-year-old is Orient’s fourth manager this campaign replacing Mauro Milanese, who returned to his Sporting Director position. He hasn’t had much luck at the helm of the O’s, losing seven of his 13 matches in charge. Liverani had a short stint in charge of Genoa, but was relieved of his duties after seven matches.

STAR MAN
Dean Cox –Tricky winger who has an eye for goal, grabbing 17 last season. He moved to Orient 2010 after five years at Brighton & Hove Albion.

OFFICIALS
Iain Williamson is in charge of tonight’s match, assisted by Neil Hair and Guy Stretton. Carl Fitch is this evening’s fourth official.

TICKETS
A limited number pay on the night option.

LAST TIME OUT
Bristol City 0-0 Leyton Orient – City dropped their first points of the season in a goalless draw at Ashton Gate. Sam Baldock did put the ball past Adam Legzdins but his effort was disallowed for a fould on the O’s keeper.

LAST SEASON
League One: 3rd, lost in the play-off final to Rotherham United on penalties.
FA Cup: Third round (lost to Yeovil Town)
Capital One Cup: Second round (lost to Hull City)
Johnstone’s Paint Trophy: Southern Area quarter-final (lost to Stevenage)

DID YOU KNOW?
Leyton Orient can boast the record for the fastest-ever goal in a play-off final. Chris Tate netted after just 27 seconds against Blackpool on May 2001 – but they went on to lose 4-2 as the Seasiders won promotion to Division Two.

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