Colchester v Leyton O preview

Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Colchester and Leyton Orient at Weston Homes Community Stadium.

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Ryan Dickson: Faces a late fitness test

Ryan Dickson: Faces a late fitness test

Ryan Dickson will hope to return to Colchester's squad for the home clash against early League One pace-setters Leyton Orient.

The left-back missed last Friday's 1-1 draw against Carlisle due to a virus, with academy graduate Tosin Olufemi stepping in for his first senior start.

Otherwise, manager Joe Dunne is likely to stick with the same side which has held Sheffield United and Carlisle and beaten Port Vale.

The U's are unbeaten in their first four matches of the league season but face a stern test against an O's outfit who boast a 100 per cent record, scoring 11 times in their four matches and conceding just once.

Mathieu Baudry could return to the Leyton Orient defence.

Defender Baudry dropped to the bench to rest a hip injury as the O's took Premier League side Hull to extra-time before bowing out of the Capital One Cup 1-0 on Tuesday night.

Moses Odubajo, who shrugged off a knock to his knee to play, deputised at right-back and could return to his preferred midfield position.

On-loan Burnley midfielder Marvin Bartley, who has had a slight hamstring niggle, made his full debut against the Tigers and lasted 70 minutes while striker Shaun Batt could be added to the squad following his hamstring problem.

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League One Fixtures

Friday, 25 April 2014
20:00
Port Vale v Sheff Utd
Saturday, 26 April 2014
15:00
Bradford v Crawley  
Bristol C v Crewe  
Carlisle v Oldham  
Colchester v Brentford  
Coventry v Wolves  
Leyton Or v Tranmere  
Notts Co v Swindon  
Preston v Gillingham  
Rotherham v MK Dons  

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Wolves 44 55 99
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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