Date:Tuesday February 11 2014
11 Feb 2014
A difficult task awaits Bristol City tonight as they try to come away from Brisbane Road with three points from Leyton Orient.
Orient have been in the number one spot in the table for quite a time this season, but after a couple of badly timed defeats from their last two games, they have dropped to third place. However, with their decent goal difference they could go top again with slip ups from Brentford and Wolves.
Bristol City need a win to give themselves hope of getting out of the bottom four, but they have played more games compared to the sides around them, only Notts County, Shrewsbury and Crewe have played more or as many games.
When the two sides met in November at Ashton Gate there was a 2-2 draw in which City had to come from behind twice for a hard earned point.
Adam El-Abd told Bristol City Player: "We`ve gone to Wolves and Brentford and been in the game, because player for player we are as good as any team.
"You look at the squad list - we are a talented bunch. The reason we haven`t been winning games is because we have been conceding too many goals.
"We have nothing to fear against any team in this division, we just need to make sure we are more compact, stop conceding goals and give a chance for our strikers and flair players to win us games, because we`ve got match-winners.
"If we can stem the flow and keep some clean sheets we will climb the league and end up making it look comfortable - but it needs to start happening now."
Elliot Omozusi is an injury doubt for Leyton Orient ahead of the visit of Bristol City.
The full-back pulled his calf during the 2-1 defeat by Peterborough at the weekend and was replaced by Gary Sawyer.
Bournemouth loanee Shwan Jalal, the fifth goalkeeper Orient have used this season, continues between the posts with Jamie Jones (back) injured and Ben Alnwick granted time off for personal reasons.
Fit-again striker Kevin Lisbie (groin) could start after coming off the bench against Posh while on-loan Norwich youngster Jamar Loza may return to the squad after missing out on Saturday.
The 29 year old Irishman has 17 goals for the season so far, it would be unwise not to keep a close eye on him.
Bristol City will be without midfielder Marvin Ellliott. The 30-year-old Jamaican will be sidelined for several weeks after fracturing his hand.
Defender Karleigh Osborne missed that 1-1 draw but he returned to training on Monday for the first time since limping out of their 3-1 loss at Brentford last month with a hamstring problem and he could be involved.
Long-term injury absentees Stephen Pearson and Liam Kelly were involved in an Under-21s match on Monday afternoon but this game is likely to come too soon for the pair.
The fact that he has 15 goals so far in a struggling side speaks volumes, although he hasn't hit the net since Wolves away.
Leyton Orient have scored first in 75% of their last 20 home games.
In their last 20 home games, 55% of the 40 goals scored by Leyton Orient have come from forwards, 38% from midfielders and 8% from defenders.
In their last 20 home games, 56% of the 16 goals conceded by Leyton Orient have come from forwards, 44% from midfielders and 0% from defenders.
Bristol City have scored first in 35% of their last 20 away games.
In their last 20 away games, 30% of the 23 goals scored by Bristol City have come from forwards, 52% from midfielders and 13% from defenders.
In their last 20 away games, 54% of the 39 goals conceded by Bristol City have come from forwards, 31% from midfielders and 13% from defenders.
Carl Berry 8 games, 28 yellow cards, 0 red.
2-0 to Leyton Orient
Sat 15 Feb 2014 City v Tranmere Rovers
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Date:Tuesday February 11 2014
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