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Orient boss ‘could make changes’

08:00 20 March 2015

O's boss Fabio Liverani and Jobi McAnuff (pic: Simon O'Connor)

O's boss Fabio Liverani and Jobi McAnuff (pic: Simon O'Connor)

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Liverani preparing for Crawley challenge

Leyton Orient boss Fabio Liverani expects to make some changes to his side for their crunch League One clash at Crawley tomorrow.

O’s saw Mathieu Baudry and Marvin Bartley limp off during their 3-0 win over Yeovil last weekend, which forced the pair to miss the goalless draw with in-form Barnsley in midweek.

Nathan Clarke and Bradley Pritchard proved able deputies, although Clarke was on the wrong end of a nasty challenge from Milan Lalkovic, which saw the Barnsley player sent off.

Liverani said: “There are no big concerns and they should be available for Saturday’s game.

“We will see how the players recover. It’s likely there will be some changes in the team, as with three games in eight days, some changes are needed.”

Despite taking four points from a possible six, after two encouraging performances, Orient lost ground in the battle against relegation.

They are now three points adrift of safety and head to a Crawley side who came from behind to win 3-2 at Port Vale in midweek.

Crawley boss Dean Saunders said: “It’s a great result for us and we’ve scored another three goals away from home.

“We’ve had a couple of back-to-back away wins, scored six goals and we’ve come back from behind again. There’s a great spirit in the camp.”

Confidence is growing at Orient as well, though, and Liverani is backing his players to maintain their good recent form in the fight for survival.

He added: “Some teams win, some others lose, some are being caught up in the relegation battle when they were on the outside.

“All games are important, but I have trust in my team, so we will go confidently to Crawley.

“It’s important to win. If it’s not possible to win, one point is good.”

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