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 - www.teamtalk.com) Carling Cup 1st Round: Welcome back to the O's, we've missed you! It's Borient!: www.southendunited-mad.co.uk Carling Cup Preliminary Round Crawley Town 3 AFC Wimbledon 2 (played on Friday, July 29th; http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/142454) 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.