• Date: Sat 28 January 2012
  • Kick-off: 15:00
  • Venue: Matchroom Stadium

Leyton Orient vs Colchester United

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Leyton Orient

Colchester United

Head to Head
Leyton Orient 10-Sep-2011
Leyton Orient
Colchester 03-Jan-2011
Leyton Orient 02-Nov-2010
Leyton Orient 08-May-2010
Leyton Orient
Colchester 10-Oct-2009
Leyton Orient
Colchester 11-Apr-2009

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Slade struggling to pick stopper

Leyton Orient boss Russell Slade has a goalkeeping dilemma ahead of the npower League One visit of Colchester.

Last season's first-choice number one Jamie Jones was on the bench at Preston last weekend, his first appearance in the squad this term after a summer shoulder operation.

Jones also proved his fitness in a midweek friendly against Tottenham, but deputy Lee Butcher kept a clean sheet in Orient's 2-0 win at Deepdale to press his claims to stay in the team.

Slade also has options in defence with Ben Chorley returning from a ban and Adam Chicksen shaking off the knock which sidelined him last week.

Solomon Taiwo will be added to the squad after arriving on loan from Cardiff but fellow midfielder Stephen Dawson (ankle) is still out and winger Lee Cook has gone back to QPR after his loan expired.

Colchester centre-back Matt Heath has suffered a fresh injury setback.

Heath finally returned to the bench for last weekend's disappointing 2-1 home defeat to bottom club Chesterfield having overcome a groin injury.

But the defender, who would otherwise have been in contention for a starting berth at Brisbane Road, picked up a new groin strain in a behind-closed-doors friendly on Monday and has now been forced back to the sidelines.

Manager John Ward is likely to have striker Kayode Odejayi available after a sore ankle ruled him out against the Spireites, while loanee Gavin Massey could make his full debut having been introduced off the bench last Saturday.

Winger Ashley Vincent (hamstring) continues to make progress with his recovery but is not yet ready to return.

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