Check out our game preview as City host Leyton Orient for the first game since the joint managers were given the permanent role.

Kick-off: Tuesday, February 23 (7pm)

Venue: Valley Parade

Possible line-ups


GK Sam Hornby, RB Anthony O'Connor, CH Paudie O'Connor, CH Niall Canavan, LB Connor Wood, CM Levi Sutton, CM Elliot Watt, RM Charles Vernam, AM Callum Cooke, LM Gareth Evans, F Andy Cook.

Substitutes: Donaldson, Rowe, Crankshaw, Scales, Cousin-Dawson, Stevens, O'Donnell.

Team news: City have no fresh knocks from the weekend but Harry Pritchard (back) is still a real doubt. Billy Clarke could come back into contention.

Leading scorer: Lee Novak, seven.

League position: 13th.

Last four matches: Cheltenham (a) W2-0, Morecambe (h) W2-1, Exeter (a) L2-3, Barrow (h) W2-1.


GK Lawrence Vigouroux, RB Olatunji Akinola, CH Adam Thompson, CH Dan Happe, LB James Brophy, RM Nick Freeman, CM Ousseynou Cisse, LM Jobi McAnuff, RW Conor Wilkinson, CF Danny Johnson, LW Dan Kemp.

Substitutes: Abrahams, Sergeant, Dayton, Widdowson, Coulson, Young, Turley.

Team news: Orient still expect to be without Craig Clay and Sam Ling. Lee Angol will miss the rest of the season.

Leading scorer: Danny Johnson, 17

League position: 11th.

Last four matches: Port Vale (h) D1-1, Colchester (h) D0-0, Crawley (a) D0-0, Bolton (a) L0-2.

One to watch: Danny Johnson has scored 17 goals - although only once in 2021.

Referee: Nottingham's James Adcock will be officiating his first game since the end of November.

Odds: City 11/8, Leyton Orient 21/10, draw 11/5.

Last time sides met: Reece Staunton went off injured as City were beaten 1-0 at Leyton Orient three months ago.