Oldham v Leyton Orient preview

Team news ahead of Saturday's League One clash between Oldham and Leyton Orient at Boundary Park.

Last Updated: 19/10/12 at 12:28   

Furman: Set to start

Furman: Set to start

Oldham manager Paul Dickov will run the rule over captain Dean Furman.

Furman returned to Boundary Park following trips to Poland and Kenya while on international duty with South Africa and the midfielder is expected to make the starting XI on his return to club duty.

Dickov is boosted by having a fully-fit squad to choose from and the news that on-loan Manchester City defender Reece Wabara has extended his stay for a further month, as Latics look to make it four games unbeaten.

Striker Matt Smith is set to be involved once more after prodding home an equaliser deep into stoppage time at Sheffield United last weekend before netting a brace for the reserves against Walsall in midweek.

He told the Manchester Evening News: "I think we are fearless now. We are high on confidence and I think we believe we can beat anybody.

"Perhaps that has been the case more away from home where you are the underdog. But the way we are playing and the results we have had recently, compared to the start of the season, I think we have a point to prove. We want to make Boundary Park a fortress and there's no reason that we can't do that."

Leyton Orient boss Russell Slade is again likely to be without striker Kevin Lisbie.

The veteran forward is still nursing a hamstring problem and is likely to remain sidelined for a further two weeks.

Ryan Brunt and Scott Wagstaff are set to lead the line again although Michael Symes and David Mooney are both pushing for inclusion.

Midfielder Lee Cook may return to the starting XI having been rested for the midweek win over Hartlepool.

Slade is unlikely to make too many changes, though, as Orient aim to record back-to-back wins for only the second time this season.

Centre-half Scott Cuthbert remains on the sidelines with his hamstring problem while goalkeepers Jamie Jones (shoulder) and Lee Butcher (knee) are also long-term absentees.

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League One Fixtures

Friday, 18 April 2014
15:00
Brentford v Preston
Bristol C v Notts Co
Carlisle v Walsall
Colchester v Oldham
Coventry v Swindon
Crawley v Leyton Or
Gillingham v Tranmere
Port Vale v MK Dons
Shrewsbury v Crewe
Wolves v Rotherham

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Wolves 42 51 93
2 Brentford 42 29 87
3 Leyton Or 42 39 80
4 Rotherham 42 28 79
5 Preston 42 23 79
6 Peterboro 42 10 67
7 Swindon 42 5 60
8 MK Dons 42 1 58
9 Port Vale 42 -13 57
10 Walsall 42 2 56
11 Sheff Utd 41 -1 56
12 Crawley 41 -5 52
13 Bradford 42 1 50
14 Bristol C 42 0 50
15 Coventry 42 -1 49
16 Gillingham 42 -19 48
17 Oldham 41 -11 47
18 Colchester 42 -11 46
19 Tranmere 42 -22 46
20 Notts Co 42 -15 43
21 Carlisle 41 -26 43
22 Crewe 42 -29 43
23 Shrewsbury 42 -14 41
24 Stevenage 42 -22 39

Updated Wed, 16 Apr 2014

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