Crewe V Leyton Orient at The Alexandra Stadium : Match Preview

21 September 2012 12:01
Crewe V Leyton Orient - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.

As you were for Alex Crewe have no new injury problems for the npower League One visit of Leyton Orient. On-loan Arsenal midfielder Chuks Aneke serves the second game of a three-match suspension following his red card in last weekend's 2-2 draw with Stevenage. Either side of that contest, the Railwaymen drew 0-0 with Tranmere and Carlisle to move to four league games unbeaten since last month's 5-1 thrashing at Brentford. Michael West (Achilles) remains sidelined along with fellow forward Mathias Pogba and veteran goalkeeper Steve Phillips (both knee). Boss Steve Davis told Alex's official website: "At the moment with the injuries we have and the suspension to Chuks Aneke we cannot afford to have any more or we would be short. "It is always a tough, long season and squad size does matter. You need quality and a little bit luck as well." Martin Rowlands should return to the Leyton Orient squad. The former QPR midfielder missed Tuesday night's 4-1 win over Yeovil through illness. Rowlands' current month-long contract comes to an end after Saturday's match but manager Russell Slade hopes to keep the 33-year-old for longer. Striker Michael Symes is a doubt after he was forced to miss out in midweek due to a hamstring problem. Full-back Lloyd James is still struggling with an ankle injury and is likely to sit out again, while centre-half Scott Cuthbert (hamstring) and goalkeeper Jamie Jones (shoulder) are a few weeks from returning to action. Slade is unlikely to make many changes with his side on a three-match winning run.

Source: PA


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