Leyton O v Bournemouth preview

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

Last Updated: 01/03/13 at 11:25   

Martin Rowlands: Nursing a groin injury

Martin Rowlands: Nursing a groin injury

Leyton Orient will check on Martin Rowlands and Shaun Batt ahead of the visit of the Cherries.

Midfielder Rowlands has missed the last two matches due to a groin injury and on-loan Millwall striker Batt came off against Sheffield United in midweek with a tight hamstring.

Top scorer Kevin Lisbie is on the mend after a hamstring injury but is unlikely to be risked while defender Gary Sawyer misses out again with a knee problem.

Boss Russell Slade started with Batt as the lone frontman in the goalless draw with the Blades so fellow strikers Charlie MacDonald and David Mooney could return if he opts for two up front at home.

Winger Lee Cook could also be recalled after dropping to the bench at Bramall Lane.

Bournemouth will be without midfield regular Harry Arter as they look to get back to winning ways.

The 2-0 defeat to Coventry in midweek made it three straight losses without a goal for Eddie Howe's men and they will be missing Arter, suspended for two games after picking up his 10th yellow card of the season.

The 23-year-old has made 33 appearances this season for the Cherries, scoring six times, and joins a growing absentee list at the Goldsands Stadium.

Captain Miles Addison will miss the rest of the campaign with a foot injury sustained back in November while fellow defenders Tommy Elphick and Charlie Daniels are also missing.

Matt Ritchie lined up at left-back against the Sky Blues and he could be given the nod again while striker Brett Pitman is pushing for a return to the starting line-up.

Marc Pugh missed out in midweek due to illness but the club are hopeful he will be able to return and are monitoring the midfielder.

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2 Brentford 44 30 91
3 Rotherham 44 27 82
4 Preston 44 25 82
5 Leyton Or 44 36 80
6 Peterboro 44 12 70
7 Swindon 44 7 66
8 Sheff Utd 43 0 60
9 Port Vale 44 -13 60
10 MK Dons 44 0 59
11 Walsall 44 2 58
12 Bristol C 44 3 56
13 Crawley 43 -5 55
14 Bradford 44 1 53
15 Gillingham 44 -17 52
16 Oldham 43 -10 51
17 Coventry 44 -2 50
18 Colchester 44 -12 47
19 Tranmere 44 -24 47
20 Crewe 44 -27 47
21 Notts Co 44 -15 46
22 Carlisle 43 -29 44
23 Shrewsbury 44 -19 41
24 Stevenage 44 -25 39

Updated Mon, 21 Apr 2014

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