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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Preview: Bulls vs Leyton Orient

The Bulls face relegation rivals Leyton Orient in a crunch League One match at Edgar Street on Saturday.

When the pair faced on the opening day of this season it was their first meeting in eleven years. That day Orient replicated the Bulls last trip to Brisbane Road with a 2-1 win so the Bulls will hope to replicate the last meeting at Edgar Street in October 2006. That day Dean Smith and Gareth Stoker secured a 2-0 win for the Bulls, with Smith lining up against his future managerial colleague Martin Ling.

The Bulls will hope a number of minor niggling injuried will have been cured for the weekend. The soothing of two sore groins, a few runny noses, and Dean Beckwith returning to his senses will give the squad a bit more depth than in recent matches. With nine games in 29 days potentially deciding the club's fate the players will be concentrating on keeping fit rather than training hard to give the squad it's best chance of survival.

Since new boss Geraint Williams was appointed Orient have secured a win, draw, and loss from their three games. Dull is the byword of the new regime, with Orient scoring only one goal and conceding only one goal in those three games - although that will come as little surprise to their fans. Orient fans have seen the fewest goals for and against this season of all League One fans are are second only to Doncaster in the Football League. The club have only eight different League scorers this season, with ex-Bull Tamika Mkdandawire second top scorer.

Hereford United vs Leyton Orient, Edgar Street, Saturday 28th February, 3.00pm.