Crawley Town V Leyton Orient at Broadfield Stadium : Match Preview
31 August 2012 03:59
Alexander back for Town
Gary Alexander is poised to return to the Crawley squad for the visit of his old club Leyton Orient.
The striker, who scored more than 50 goals in four years at Brisbane Road, missed Tuesday night's Capital One Cup clash with Bolton as a precaution due to a tight hamstring but is available.
However, boss Richie Barker is unlikely to make too many changes after the fine 2-1 win over the Championship side.
Billy Clarke is pushing for a start after climbing off the bench to score one and make the other against the Trotters.
Experienced defender Claude Davis has been carrying a pelvic problem recently but is expected to keep his place at centre-half.
Leyton Orient defender Lloyd James is a doubt for the trip to the Broadfield Stadium.
The former Southampton and Colchester full-back had to be substituted just two minutes into the second half of Wednesday night's 5-0 defeat by Everton in the Capital One Cup after rolling his ankle.
Leon McSweeney is in line to make his first start of the season if James is ruled out.
New signings Lee Cook and Martin Rowlands, who came on as second-half substitutes at Goodison Park, are also pushing for places in the starting line-up.
Defender Scott Cuthbert is still on the sidelines due to a hamstring injury.
Russell Slade's side are still looking for their first points of the season.