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Leyton Orient will check on Anthony Griffith, Martin Rowlands and Dean Cox.

The midfield trio all picked up slight knocks during Tuesday night's 2-1 win at Walsall but should be fit.

Lloyd James is pushing for a return to the starting line-up after proving his fitness for the reserves in midweek.

The full-back has been missing since August with an ankle injury but will now challenge Leon McSweeney for his place in the back four.

Defender Scott Cuthbert is still out with a hamstring injury and goalkeepers Jamie Jones (shoulder) and Lee Butcher (knee) are long-term absentees.

The in-form O's have won four of their last six matches to move into the top half of League One.

Sheffield United manager Danny Wilson is hoping to name an unchanged line-up as his side look to stretch their unbeaten start to the season to 11 matches.

One or two of Wilson's players are nursing minor bumps and bruises sustained in the midweek win at Hartlepool, but are not expected to miss out, while the Blades boss has no major new injury or suspension issues to deal with.

Only defender Lecsinel Jean-Francois remains a long-term absentee due to a knee injury that will keep him out of action for another month.

Midfielder Paul Gallagher shook off a hamstring strain in time to play the full 90 minutes in midweek. He also fired a late winner and will retain his place, while Dave Kitson and Nick Blackman are expected to resume their partnership up front.

The Blades have won two and drawn three of their five away league matches.

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League One Fixtures

Saturday, 25 October 2014
15:00
Barnsley v Bristol C  
Coventry v Peterboro  
Crewe v Sheff Utd  
Doncaster v MK Dons  
Gillingham v Crawley  
Oldham v Bradford  
Port Vale v Leyton Or  
Preston v Fleetwood  
Scunthrpe v Notts Co  
Swindon v Colchester  

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Bristol C 14 15 32
2 Peterboro 14 8 26
3 Preston 12 12 25
4 MK Dons 12 12 23
5 Notts Co 13 8 23
6 Sheff Utd 13 3 23
7 Swindon 12 10 22
8 Oldham 14 5 22
9 Rochdale 13 8 20
10 Chesterfld 13 3 19
11 Fleetwood 14 2 19
12 Bradford 14 0 19
13 Crawley 14 -10 17
14 Colchester 14 -1 16
15 Leyton Or 13 0 15
16 Barnsley 13 -2 15
17 Doncaster 12 -8 14
18 Port Vale 14 -6 13
19 Gillingham 14 -7 13
20 Coventry 14 -8 13
21 Yeovil 14 -11 13
22 Crewe 14 -18 13
23 Walsall 14 -4 12
24 Scunthrpe 14 -11 12

Updated Tue, 21 Oct 2014

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