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Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Brighton and Leyton Orient at the Withdean Stadium (kick-off 1pm).

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Brighton host Leyton Orient without Inigo Calderon on New Year's Day.

The Spanish defender was shown a red card for a crunching tackle on midfielder Therry Racon as the Seagulls drew 1-1 with Charlton.

Alan Navarro is a long-term injury absentee as he recovers from serious cruciate ligament damage sustained in the Carling Cup clash with Northampton.

The influential midfielder will not be able to play any part in Brighton's npower League One campaign until at least mid-February.

Young striker Chris Holroyd has returned to the club following a successful loan spell at Stevenage where he scored six goals in 12 appearances. He was an unused substitute in the draw with the Addicks and may continue on the bench.

Gus Poyet's side are yet to be beaten in the league at the Withdean Stadium this season.

Orient will travel without Terrell Forbes.

The defender picked up a red card in the FA Cup match against Droylsden and will not make the trip to the Withdean Stadium.

Defender Andrew Whing is ineligible for the match as he is on-loan from the Seagulls.

However, defender Ben Chorley returns from suspension, while midfielders Dean Cox, Adam Chambers and goalkeeper Jamie Jones return after illness, calf and hernia problems respectively.

The Os have not played a league match since their 2-1 victory over Tranmere and the goalscorers from that encounter, striker Scott McGleish and Irish midfielder Stephen Dawson, should start.

Striker Alex Revell is the club's top scorer, with eight league goals this season, and will lead the line against Gus Poyet's table toppers.

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League One Fixtures

Tuesday, 28 October 2014
19:45
Chesterfld v Swindon  
Leyton Or v Preston  
Saturday, 01 November 2014
15:00
Bradford v Doncaster  
Bristol C v Oldham  
Chesterfld v Yeovil  
Colchester v Port Vale  
Crawley v Crewe  
Fleetwood v Gillingham  
Leyton Or v Coventry  
MK Dons v Swindon  

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Bristol C 15 15 33
2 Preston 13 13 28
3 Notts Co 14 9 26
4 Peterboro 15 7 26
5 Sheff Utd 14 4 26
6 Oldham 15 6 25
7 MK Dons 13 12 24
8 Rochdale 14 11 23
9 Swindon 13 10 23
10 Chesterfld 14 2 19
11 Fleetwood 15 1 19
12 Bradford 15 -1 19
13 Crawley 15 -10 18
14 Colchester 15 -1 17
15 Barnsley 14 -2 16
16 Port Vale 15 -3 16
17 Coventry 15 -7 16
18 Leyton Or 14 -3 15
19 Walsall 15 -3 15
20 Doncaster 13 -8 15
21 Gillingham 15 -7 14
22 Yeovil 15 -14 13
23 Crewe 15 -19 13
24 Scunthrpe 15 -12 12

Updated Sat, 25 Oct 2014

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