Leyton Orient Vs Tranmere Rovers, Sat 30 Apr 2011


Leyton Orient have a host of injury worries for the visit of Tranmere.

Goalkeeper Jamie Jones failed a late fitness test on a shoulder problem ahead of last weekend's 1-0 win over Carlisle and striker Scott McGleish is carrying a back injury.

Both will be assessed ahead of kick-off, although boss Russell Slade has able deputies in Lee Butcher, who saved a penalty at Brunton Park, and Jonathan Tehoue who scored the winning goal.

Defender Ben Chorley has been out for a month with a thigh injury and is not expected to return while midfielder Jimmy Smith (knee) and winger Paul-Jose Mpoku (ankle) remain doubts.

Striker Alex Revell is unlikely to play again this season due to knee ligament damage.

Tranmere boss Les Parry will again be without defender Mark McChrystal.

The centre-back will remain sidelined with the knock that ruled him out of the 4-0 home win over Exeter on Easter Monday.

Striker Enoch Showunmi's season is over after a scan confirmed the tall target man has broken a fibula in his left leg.

However, midfielder Joss Labadie returns to the squad after completing a three-match suspension.

Rovers finally staved off the threat of relegation with the win over Exeter and Parry is convinced they can compete at the right end of the table next term.

He said: "We can start to think about next season now we are mathematically safe. Hopefully, we will be pushing for a promotion place."

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