Orient look to keep their revival going

ORIENT entertain Walsall on Saturday, looking to record their fourth straight league win and put even more daylight between themselves and the drop zone, writes TREVOR DAVIES. Boss Geraint Williams has seen his side win their last three games in successio

ORIENT entertain Walsall on Saturday, looking to record their fourth straight league win and put even more daylight between themselves and the drop zone, writes TREVOR DAVIES.

Boss Geraint Williams has seen his side win their last three games in succession and a victory at the weekend against mid-table Walsall, would put O's in a powerful position to dodge the drop.

Since Williams has taken control, the O's have picked up 16 points from eight games and another 10 points from their final nine fixtures should be enough to preserve the club's League One status.

Indeed, the O's have SIX of their last nine games at home, which should give them the platform to pick up the points they need.


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Saturday's clash marks the return of former Os's favourite Jabo Ibehre, who will be playing at Brisbane Road for the first time since his summer move to Walsall.

The striker has made 27 league starts this season for the Saddlers plus a further four from the bench, and has been an almost permanent fixture in the Walsall side, netting six league goals in the process.

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The 26-year-old Islington-born striker, started his career with the O's and appeared in over 200 league games, although almost half of those were from the bench.

Ibehre will be looking to burst Orient's bubble, but after three wins on the trot, Williams is unlikely to contemplate many changes for Saturday's game.

The club are hoping to extend Simon Church's loan deal this week and Williams has been pleased with the performance of the young striker. "Simon has done very well for us," he said. "He didn't get goals early on, but now he's showing that if the chances come along he'll take them, and I'm delighted for him.

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