We travel to London hoping our newfound goal threat will end a barren run against Leyton Orient. We haven’t scored past them in three matches, our longest goalless run in this fixture.
We also haven’t beaten them in six matches, which represents our worst sequence of winless games against The Os. However, our last victory over them was a memorable one: in April 2003, Andy Morrell’s 25th minute penalty at Brisbane Road earned us promotion to League One.
That victory is the only one we’ve managed in our last nine games in East London. Before that, our last win there came in October 1986, when Shaun Cunnington, Steve Buxton, Paul Emson and Steve Massey scored in a 4-2 win, our biggest away win over Orient.
We also won there seven months earlier, when David Gregory, Steve Charles and Paul Comstive struck in a 3-1 win, and we’ve beaten them on their own patch on one other occasion, in August 1978 when Graham Whittle scored the only goal from the penalty spot.
If Wrexham avoid defeat today, Bryan Hughes will have equaled the second longest unbeaten start a manager has enjoyed with The Dragons, matching the six-game runs of John Neal and Sam Ricketts. The club record is held by Dixie McNeil, who didn’t lose any of his first eight games in the hot seat.