Leyton Orient v Crewe preview

Date published: Friday 23rd August 2013 11:48

Table-topping O’s will check on defender Mathieu Baudry ahead of this weekend’s game.

Baudry was forced off during the second half of last Saturday’s 1-0 win at Stevenage with a recurrence of a hip injury and replaced by Gary Sawyer.

Striker Shaun Batt passed a late fitness check on a hamstring problem to make the bench at the weekend and should be involved again.

Boss Russell Slade has no other injury concerns and will not make any unforced changes as the O’s go in search of a fourth straight league win.

Bradden Inman will go straight into the Railwaymen’s squad for the trip to London after his move to Gresty Road was finally sealed.

The Alex had a fee accepted by Newcastle for Inman this week and while the midfielder has agreed personal terms at Gresty Road, the League One club were awaiting the necessary documents to complete a deal which has been months in the making.

Inman is no stranger to the rest of the Alex squad having spent time on loan with the club last season, so boss Steve Davis could throw him straight into his starting XI.

Davis only has one injury to contend with as striker Mathias Pogba continues his rehabilitation from a pre-season knee injury.

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Leyton Orient v Crewe preview

Date published: Friday 11th January 2013 12:22

Leyton Orient will be without Anthony Griffith and Kevin Lisbie.

The O’s reached the Southern Area final of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy by beating Yeovil on Tuesday but the victory came at a cost after Griffith was sent off and Lisbie suffered a hamstring injury.

Midfielder Griffith will serve a two-match ban for his second red card of the season while striker Lisbie could be out for longer, with the O’s waiting to discover the extent of the damage.

Leon McSweeney and Martin Rowlands were rested in midweek while Lee Cook came on as a late substitute, so they will be in contention to start.

Jamie Jones continues in goal with Ryan Allsop still out of favour after turning down a new contract.

Steve Davis could have a fully-fit squad to pick from as Crewe look to return to winning ways.

The manager’s son, Harry, is a doubt due to illness but the defender has not been ruled out entirely.

Max Clayton and Ajay Leitch-Smith are battling for places in attack following Lauri Dalla Valle’s return to Fulham at the end of his loan spell.

Brad Inman is set to start in midfield after the on-loan Newcastle youngster was rested among the substitutes in last weekend’s 2-1 defeat at Stevenage, where he replaced goalscorer Chuks Aneke for the final 15 minutes.

Davis told Alex’s official website: “I chose to rest Brad on Saturday because he was tired. He is not used to playing a succession of games in a short period of time.

“I just felt he needed a rest after the Carlisle game and I bought Chuks back in. Brad has had a rest and will come back into my thinking.”

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