Leyton Orient Preview

St Albans City v Leyton Orient Thursday, July 31 – 7.45pm KO Where: Clarence Park Who: Leyton Orient boss Geraint Williams has been busy this summer bringing in no fewer than five new faces. Former Colchester boss, Williams took over in February guiding t

St Albans City v Leyton Orient

Thursday, July 31 - 7.45pm KO

Where: Clarence Park

Who: Leyton Orient boss Geraint Williams has been busy this summer bringing in no fewer than five new faces.


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Former Colchester boss, Williams took over in February guiding the club out of the relegation zone and into a 14th placed finish. Since then the Os boss has been busy re-shaping his squad bringing in former loan stars Scott McGleish (Wycombe) and Jimmy Smith (Chelsea) on a permanent basis along with Ben Chorley (Tranmere), Romanian Adrian Patulea (Lincoln) and James Scowcroft (Crystal Palace).

Pre-season: The new boys at Brisbane Road have been on target during the Os pre-season campaign so far. McGleish and Patulea scored in a 5-4 win over Billericay Town with Chorley on netting in a 2-0 win over in Ireland against County Kildaire. McGleish and Cypriot international Jason Demetriou found the back of the net in a 3-2 defeat at Ebbsfleet United before the Os thrashed Newcastle United 6-1 with Orient posting six different goalscorers. Smith, Sean Thornton, McGleish, Tamika Mkandawire, Ryan Jarvis and Hary Baker were all got on the scoresheet during the win.

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James Scowcroft scored his first goal for the club in a 1-1 draw with Hayes & Yeading last time out.

Players: City midfielder Solomon Shields came through the ranks at Brisbane Road before being released this summer while the Os new reserve team boss is former City assistant manager Andy Edwards.

For City, Adam Everitt and Jonathan Hunt are hoping to be involved after missing all the games so far with injury.

Admission: Entry to tonight's game is as follows - Adults �8, Concessions �4 and U14s �2. For further information visit the club's official website at www.sacfc.co.uk

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