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Match preview: Leyton Orient

31 August 2018

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Chesterfield take on Leyton Orient on Saturday (3pm) at the Proact Stadium and here is everything you need to know about the match...


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Team News

In his post-match interview at Hartlepool, Martin Allen revealed that he planned to make changes to the team.

The Opposition

The Manager – Justin Edinburgh

Edinburgh started his playing career at left-back as a trainee at Southend United before turning professional in 1988. He scored one goal in 47 games for the club before moving to Tottenham Hotspur in January 1990, where he won the FA Cup in 1991 and the League Cup in 1999.
In March 2000, he moved to Portsmouth for two years, making 35 appearances before joining Billericay Town as a player/manager in July 2003.
Edinburgh has a wealth of managerial experience having also managed: Fisher Athletic, Grays Athletic, Rushden & Diamonds, Newport County, Gillingham, Northampton Town and Leyton Orient.
He was also assistant-manager at Grays Athletic and Rushden & Diamonds.
He joined Leyton Orient in November 2017 and led the team to a 13th place finish in the 2017/18 National League season.

One to Watch – Macauley Bonne

Bonne finished as the top scorer for the O’s last season with 25 goals, which made him the third highest scorer in the league. He collected awards for Players' Player of the Year and Player of the Year.
Despite reportedly drawing interest from Football League clubs such as Burton Albion, Portsmouth and Shrewsbury Town, the Zimbabwean opted to stay at Orient, signing a new contract earlier this month.
Bonne has already been crucial for the O’s this season, scoring a brace against Barrow to secure a draw for his side, as well as slotting home a penalty for the only goal in a 1-0 win vs Boreham Wood

Head to Head

The Spireites have played 25 games against Leyton Orient, winning eight, drawing nine and losing eight. The two sides last played in 2015, when the game finishing 3-2 in Orient's favour after a 90th minute winner from Dean Cox at the Proact Stadium.

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