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Leyton Orient Vs Bournemouth, Tue 13 Sep 2011

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Leyton Orient captain Stephen Dawson remains a major doubt ahead of their fixture against Bournemouth.

The midfielder picked up an ankle injury in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy defeat by Dagenham last week and was unable to shake off the problem in time for Saturday's league draw at Colchester.

Defender Elliot Omozusi (calf) and striker Jonathan Tehoue (arm) also suffered injuries against the Daggers and are not expected to be fit.

Experienced midfielder Matt Spring came through 75 minutes at the weekend after three weeks out with a groin injury and should be involved again.

But goalkeepers Jamie Jones and David Button (both shoulder) remain on the sidelines.

Bournemouth are sweating on the fitness of Shaun McDonald after the midfielder picked up a toe injury on Saturday.

McDonald was withdrawn after 58 minutes of the 3-0 defeat by Chesterfield and the club are waiting on the results of a scan.

Meanwhile, Bournemouth are in negotiations with Southampton with a view to extending attacker Ryan Doble's stay with the League One side.

Doble has been at the Seward Stadium for a month after making the temporary switch from the Saints, and Cherries boss Lee Bradbury wants to keep him with the squad for longer.

Michael Symes (groin) and Joe Partington (hip) are still sidelined but Darryl Flahavan is expected to keep his place in goal ahead of Shwan Jalal.

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Elliot Omozusi
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Joe Partington
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Joe Partington
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Ryan Doble
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