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Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Crewe and Leyton Orient at Alexandra Stadium.

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Crewe have no new injury problems for the League One visit of Leyton Orient.

On-loan Arsenal midfielder Chuks Aneke serves the second game of a three-match suspension following his red card in last weekend's 2-2 draw with Stevenage.

Either side of that contest, the Railwaymen drew 0-0 with Tranmere and Carlisle to move to four league games unbeaten since last month's 5-1 thrashing at Brentford.

Michael West (Achilles) remains sidelined along with fellow forward Mathias Pogba and veteran goalkeeper Steve Phillips (both knee).

Boss Steve Davis told Alex's official website: "At the moment with the injuries we have and the suspension to Chuks Aneke we cannot afford to have any more or we would be short.

"It is always a tough, long season and squad size does matter. You need quality and a little bit luck as well."

Martin Rowlands should return to the Leyton Orient squad.

The former QPR midfielder missed Tuesday night's 4-1 win over Yeovil through illness.

Rowlands' current month-long contract comes to an end after Saturday's match but manager Russell Slade hopes to keep the 33-year-old for longer.

Striker Michael Symes is a doubt after he was forced to miss out in midweek due to a hamstring problem.

Full-back Lloyd James is still struggling with an ankle injury and is likely to sit out again, while centre-half Scott Cuthbert (hamstring) and goalkeeper Jamie Jones (shoulder) are a few weeks from returning to action.

Slade is unlikely to make many changes with his side on a three-match winning run.

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League One Fixtures

Friday, 05 September 2014
19:45
Coventry v Gillingham  
Saturday, 06 September 2014
15:00
Bradford v Yeovil  
Bristol C v Scunthorpe  
Crawley v Rochdale  
Oldham v Fleetwood  
Peterboro v Port Vale  
Walsall v Colchester  
Saturday, 13 September 2014
Barnsley v MK Dons  
Bradford v Swindon  
Bristol C v Doncaster  

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Peterboro 5 4 12
2 Fleetwood 5 4 11
3 Bristol C 5 3 11
4 MK Dons 5 4 10
5 Bradford 5 4 10
6 Chesterfld 5 2 10
7 Preston 5 5 9
8 Barnsley 5 3 8
9 Swindon 5 3 8
10 Notts Co 5 1 7
11 Doncaster 5 0 7
12 Sheff Utd 5 0 7
13 Gillingham 5 -1 7
14 Leyton Or 5 1 6
15 Coventry 5 0 6
16 Crawley 5 -3 6
17 Oldham 5 -1 5
18 Port Vale 5 -1 5
19 Yeovil 5 -4 5
20 Rochdale 5 -1 4
21 Scunthorpe 5 -7 4
22 Walsall 5 -2 3
23 Colchester 5 -5 1
24 Crewe 5 -9 0

Updated Mon, 01 Sep 2014

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