Leyton Orient v Newport - Saturday 3pm
Warren Feeney has signed 16 new players in a bid to generate a bit more excitement at Newport this season and though the Exiles have shown a bit more quality going forward in sporadic bursts, successive 3-2 home defeats against Mansfield and a much-weakened MK Dons side suggest the Ulsterman has plenty of work to do on the training ground.
There’s no distinct pattern to what has happened in those first two matches, it’s all been a bit chaotic. The Exiles came from behind twice to level-up against the Stags, then squandered a two-goal lead against Karl Robinson’s men. In both cases, the hammer blow came in stoppage time.
So it’s hard to imagine Leyton Orient not finding the net at least once and the 13/5 available on Gavin Massey to score anytime looks like the best value option. The former Colchester winger is a cut above this level and had two golden opportunities at Cheltenham last weekend, the first of which he dispatched.
The O’s don’t appeal in the match betting. The best-price 8/11 on the home win is probably a fair reflection of the difference in quality but the Londoners came up short as a whole of their collective parts and the appointment of Andy Hessenthaler doesn’t feel like the answer to that problem. He had the same issue for two seasons in his last job at Gillingham.