Leyton Orient V Bradford at Matchroom Stadium : Match Preview

28 March 2014 01:01
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Jones to step in for O's

Jamie Jones is set to return in goal for Leyton Orient when they host Bradford.

Eldin Jakupovic, who has been deputising while Jones was injured, was on Thursday recalled from his loan spell at Brisbane Road by parent club Hull.

But Jones has made a timely return to fitness after three months out with a back injury and is poised to start against the Bantams.

Romain Vincelot is suspended and fellow midfielder Marvin Bartley is out with a hamstring problem so boss Russell Slade has drafted in Everton youngster John Lundstram on loan as cover.

Bradford striker James Hanson is expected to miss the game due to an ongoing back problem.

Hanson has played on despite back spasms in recent weeks but the injury is not improving and he is unlikely to play any part at the weekend.

Midfielder Nathan Doyle remains doubtful as he is still struggling with a groin problem, striker Oliver McBurnie is hoping to shake off the effects of illness and boss Phil Parkinson will be without veteran forward Andy Gray, who has shingles.

Defenders Matt Taylor and James Meredith are long-term absentees due to foot injuries and midfielder Kyel Reid (knee) is out for the rest of the season.

Source: PA