Shrimpers stars doubtful for Leyton Orient cup tie

06 August 2011 10:26
Both midfielder Anthony Grant and centre-back Chris Barker are considered doubtful for the Carling Cup first roung game with the O's Tuesday evening. A hamstring pull for Anthony Grant Blues boss Paul Sturrock was probably going to make changes for the Carling Cup First Round tie with Leyton Orient anyway, but a couple look as if they will be forced on him with the game only three days away on Tuesday evening at Roots Hall. BBC Essex reported that midfielder Anthony Grant had pulled a hamstring after the Shrimpers opening day League Two 1-0 victory over the Bulls, while Echoman tweeted that Shrimpers skipper and influential centre-back Chris Barker was also a doubt but gave no more info on the possible injury. If confirmed this may see Bilel Moshni back in central defence while Liam Dickinson gets a full game up front, or Peter Gilbert could fit in at left-back with Luke Prosser going in the middle. We would expect Ryan Leonard to get a game for Sean Clohessy. In the middle Lee sawyer would be a more than capable replacement for Granty, but dare Luggy give a start to the loanee from Crystal Palace, Alassane N'Diaye? Meanwhile, the O's lost their first League One match of the new season 1-0 at Walsall through a goal by their former player Adam Chambers! (Report - Carling Cup 1st Round: Welcome back to the O's, we've missed you! It's Borient!:  Carling Cup Preliminary Round   Crawley Town 3 AFC Wimbledon 2 (played on Friday, July 29th;   Carling Cup First Round draw   Rochdale v Chesterfield   Port Vale v Huddersfield Town   Rotherham United v Leicester City   Hull City v Macclesfield Town   Hartlepool United v Sheffield United   Leeds United v Bradford City   Doncaster Rovers v Tranmere Rovers   Walsall v Middlesbrough   Barnsley v Morecambe   Accrington Stanley v Scunthorpe United   Derby County v Shrewsbury Town   Oldham Athletic v Carlisle United   Bury v Coventry City   Sheffield Wednesday v Blackpool   Burnley v Burton Albion   Preston North End v Crewe Alexandra   Nottingham Forest v Notts County   Brighton & Hove Albion v Gillingham   AFC Bournemouth v Dagenham & Redbridge   Ipswich Town v Northampton Town   Cheltenham Town v Milton Keynes Dons   Bristol Rovers v Watford   Plymouth Argyle v Millwall   Oxford United v Cardiff City   West Ham United v Aldershot Town   Southampton v Torquay United   Charlton Athletic v Reading   Portsmouth v Barnet   Stevenage v Peterborough United   Southend United v Leyton Orient   Wycombe Wanderers v Colchester United   Hereford United v Brentford   Exeter City v Yeovil Town   Bristol City v Swindon Town   Crystal Palace v Crawley Town   Ties will be played during the week commencing 8th August 2011.