Leyton Orient v Crawley preview

Teams news for Saturday's League One clash between Leyton Orient and Crawley at the Matchroom Stadium.

Last Updated: 22/02/13 at 14:49   

Charlie MacDonald: Now at Orient

Charlie MacDonald: Now at Orient

Charlie MacDonald returns to the Leyton Orient squad.

MacDonald was cup-tied as Orient missed out on a trip to Wembley following an agonising 3-2 aggregate defeat by Southend in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy on Wednesday night.

Fellow striker Kevin Lisbie has done some light training after six weeks out with a hamstring injury and could return, although the club will be anxious not to bring him back too soon.

Full-back Gary Sawyer is out with the knee injury he suffered at Hartlepool last Saturday and back-up goalkeeper Lee Butcher remains sidelined by his knee problem.

Jimmy Smith, Anthony Griffith and Nathan Clarke could earn recalls if boss Russell Slade makes changes following their midweek exertions.

Crawley skipper Josh Simpson will miss the trip.

The midfielder scored Town's goal during Monday night's 1-1 draw against Doncaster but did not make it to the end of the first half after suffering an ankle injury.

An X-ray has allayed Crawley's initial fears that he had broken his ankle, but the club are now awaiting the results of a scan to determine whether there is any ligament damage.

Teenage striker Aiden O'Brien was an unused substitute against Rovers and will be pushing to make his full debut following his loan switch from Millwall.

Defender Kyle McFadzean, who has been out since November due to a virus, hopes to play in a reserve game next week.

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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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