Team News: Leyton Orient vs Hartlepool United

PUBLISHED: 09:00 16 September 2017

Leyton Orient defender Josh Coulson slides in to win the ball from Maidstone United midfielder Reece Prestedge (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Leyton Orient defender Josh Coulson slides in to win the ball from Maidstone United midfielder Reece Prestedge (pic: Simon O'Connor).

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Leyton Orient will hope to have centre back Josh Coulson available for today’s National League clash with Hartlepool United.

The Cambridge United loanee suffered a groin issue during the 2-0 defeat away to Boreham Wood last weekend.

Coulson missed the 3-0 reverse at home to Halifax Town on Tuesday night as a result, but will aim to be available this afternoon.

Fellow centre back George Elokobi is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines after injuring his hamstring at Boreham Wood.

The popular defender is set to miss the next month of football and therefore the onus will be on the likes of Michael Clark, Jamie Sendles-White and Aron Pollock to step up.

Pollock is understood to still be unavailable for today’s match, but should come back into contention for the game at Aldershot Town on Saturday week (September 23).

It means at least one of Clark and Sendles-White will start against the Monkey Hangers, assuming Coulson is fit.

Whoever is selected will hope to put Tuesday’s performance behind them, which saw them struggle up against Halifax’s Tom Denton and Adam Morgan.

James Dayton also missed the midweek loss at Brisbane Road, but he will hope to return from a slight hamstring problem today.

Boss Steve Davis started Matt Harrold and Rommy Boco on Tuesday, but both may find themselves back on the bench.

David Mooney is pushing for another start and will look to do his best to lead from the front.

First-team captain Charlie Lee remains absent after undergoing surgery on Monday after suffering suspected anterior cruciate knee ligament damage.

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