David Prutton returns to the Colchester squad for the visit of Leyton Orient.

The midfielder served a one-match ban at Huddersfield last week after his red card against Tranmere.

Winger Ashley Vincent will be checked over after missing out against the Terriers with an ankle injury.

The Us were concerned Vincent had suffered a recurrence of the problem which kept him out for five months earlier this season but the injury is not as serious as first feared.

Full-back Lee Beevers could also make his long-awaited return having been sidelined since August with a shoulder injury.

Defender Franck Queudrue is unlikely to figure following hamstring trouble and midfielder John-Joe O'Toole remains a long-term absentee after suffering cruciate ligament damage last month.

Orient have a virtually full-strength squad.

French striker Jonathan Tehoue is the only definite absentee with the hamstring injury he suffered last month.

Fellow frontman Scott McGleish has been playing on despite a foot injury in recent weeks and with the Os now safe from the drop the 36-year-old could be rested against his former club.

A third forward, James Scowcroft, came through his return as a substitute unscathed last week following a hamstring problem and should be involved again.

Boss Russell Slade's contract runs out after the match but he is expected to be offered the chance to stay on after securing Orient's survival with three wins and a draw from his five games in charge.

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