Leyton Orient v Preston preview

Team news ahead of Saturday's League One clash between Leyton Orient and Preston at the Matchroom Stadium.

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Clarke: Rated doubtful

Clarke: Rated doubtful

Nathan Clarke is the only injury doubt for Leyton Orient, who are aiming for their fourth consecutive League One victory.

The 28-year-old defender was forced out of the midweek victory over Portsmouth with an ankle injury and faces a late test to prove his fitness.

Should he miss out, Scott Cuthbert or Mathieu Baudry are poised to deputise.

Striker David Mooney will retain his place in the Orient attack after notching three goals in the past week.

He is likely to partner Kevin Lisbie, who himself is in form after a brace in the 3-2 win at Pompey.

Boss Russell Slade is still without goalkeeper Lee Butcher, who remains sidelined with a knee injury.

Preston are facing a full-back crisis ahead of the trip to Leyton Orient.

Left-back Scott Laird suffered a broken leg during Tuesday night's goalless draw with Notts County following a late challenge by Jamal Campbell-Ryce that manager Graham Westley described as "disgusting".

Right-back Keith Keane was also taken off during the same game with a knee strain. His injury is still being assessed, but the club expect him to be sidelined for a considerable amount of time.

Deadline-day loan signing Todd Kane could be handed a debut at right-back while David Buchanan is expected to deputise at left-back.

Captain John Mousinho is available for selection after overcoming the mumps and defender Shane Cansdell-Sheriff is fit again after missing the last four games.

Forward Lee Trundle is also pushing for a place in the squad after returning from a long-term knee problem.

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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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