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MATCH PREVIEW

PUBLISHED
14:00 21st December 2012
By  Dane Vincent

Preview: Leyton Orient (H)

TheMatch
Fixture: Notts County V Leyton Orient
Competition: npower League 1
Location: Meadow Lane
Date: Saturday 22 December 2012
Kick-Off: 3pm

Purchase tickets for this game by visiting www.nottscountydirect.co.uk.

TeamNews
Notts County: Dean Leacock and Bartosz Bialkowski are again doubts, after missing the midweek encounter with Rotherham United. 

Lee Hughes (illness), Tom Williams (calf) and Jordan Stewart (hamstring) are expected to miss out. 

Damion Stewart is banned for three games, following his Tuesday night red card. 

Leyton Orient: Striker Michael Symes (hamstring) and defender Nathan Clarke (foot) are expected to be sidelined for the match. 

Matchtalk
Keith Curle: “We need to go on a run of winning home games and making this a fortress. We still want to be a spectacle and a place where people come to see entertaining football.Some of the things we need to see is commitment, desire, aggression and application, allied with the quality that we’ve got.” (Magpie Player)

Russell Slade: "They have a terrific squad on paper and are only six points off the top of the league. It's going to be a tough game - they've done exceptionally well away from home, and at home the record has not been quite as good." (leytonorient.com)

FeaturedPlayer 
Kevin Lisbie is already closing in on his 2011.12 total, having netted nine goals so far this term.

Last season, the 34-year-old struck 12 times and he will no doubt exceed that number if he keeps up his current rate of scoring.

The striker has scored six in his last five appearances, helping Orient to hit a run of form, which has seen them win eight of their last nine games. 

ClassicMatch 
Notts County's most recent victory over the O's at Meadow Lane was recorded during the 2010.11 campaign.

Craig Short's Magpies gained a 2-0 lead on the day, courtesy of strikes by Lee Hughes and Craig Westcarr.

Orient were able to draw level thanks to goals from Ryan Jarvis and Matthew Spring.

Hughes clinched the points by making it 3-2 to Notts in the 74th minute. 

SOTW
St Peter’s Church of England Primary School in East Bridgford will join us on Saturday afternoon as our Christmas School of the Week.

Richard Tomlinson, deputy head at the school, said: “We have a ‘Take Care’ ethos where we take care of ourselves, each other, our work, our environment and our global community. 

"We are proud to be invited to support Notts County FC and would like to wish everyone at Notts County Football Club a Happy 150th Year. 

"I am a season ticket holder and supporter for over 30 years. 

"A selection of children from St Peter’s enjoyed the community day a while back and are once again proud to have a poster buried under the centre circle in the time capsule."

For full details about becoming School of the Week, click here

Additional Info
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The Meadow Lane Sports Bar will be open for home supporters from 10am. 

Notts County Football Club will be holding a bucket collection for Nottingham’s RSPCA branch.

Look out for volunteers from the charity organisation, who will be circulating the stadium from 1.30pm.

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