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2 selection tweaks Embleton may be mulling over for Leyton Orient this weekend

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The business end of the season is approaching and Leyton Orient appear to be on track for a mid-table finish with relegation not being much of a possibility.

The League Two side have done well during their first season back in the Football League and they take on Oldham Athletic at Brisbane Road this weekend.

One place and one point separates the two sides and 17th-placed Orient will be looking to move above Newport County – as long as the Exiles lose their clash against Bradford City.

Ross Embleton will have a few choices to make over who starts on Saturday and here are two selection tweaks that he may be considering…

Starting Kyprianou

Teenage midfielder Hector Kyprianou has been in and around the Leyton Orient first-team squad as Embleton has taken a liking to the Cyprus youth international.

The game against Oldham could be viewed as a ‘dead rubber’ by Embleton and he may take the chance to hand Kyprianou his fourth start in the EFL.

He has largely impressed during his appearances this season as he continues to improve under the watchful eye of Embleton and Saturday may be the perfect chance for him to get another opportunity.

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James Dayton could be the man dropped from the starting XI as Kyprianou would shore things up defensively while also adding a creative threat from deep.

Embleton now has to decide whether he is prepared to give the youngster another chance to shine on the League Two stage when Oldham come to town.

Using Wilkinson centrally

Striker Conor Wilkinson was mainly used on the left of the three-man attack in the defeat to Cheltenham Town and he could have more of an effect if he was the forward playing through the centre.

He often swapped roles with Lee Angol but it was Wilkinson’s pressing from the front that allowed him to score as a clearance from the Cheltenham keeper struck the forward and rolled into the net.

The striker is creative and also has an eye for goal which makes him the perfect player to directly lead the Leyton Orient line.

He has impressed since signing from National League side Dagenham & Redbridge last summer but Embleton is yet to use him consistently in the role that he would have the most effect from.

Saturday would come as the right moment for Embleton to try Wilkinson in the middle with Angol and January signing Danny Johnson playing on either side of him.


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