Crewe v Leyton Orient preview

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

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Rowlands: Set to return

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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

Saturday, 30 August 2014
15:00
Colchester v Peterboro  
Doncaster v Oldham  
Fleetwood v Leyton Or  
Gillingham v Crewe  
MK Dons v Crawley  
Port Vale v Chesterfld  
Preston v Sheff Utd  
Rochdale v Bradford  
Scunthorpe v Walsall  
Swindon v Coventry  

Sky Bet League 1

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

Updated Tue, 26 Aug 2014

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