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Leyton Orient manager Andy Hessenthaler won’t make wholesale changes ahead of English Football League Cup clash with Fulham

PUBLISHED: 11:00 09 August 2016

Leyton Orient manager Andy Hessenthaler looks on at Cheltenham Town (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Leyton Orient manager Andy Hessenthaler looks on at Cheltenham Town (pic: Simon O'Connor).

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Hessenthaler discusses the visit of Fulham and looks at the defenders returning to fitness at just the right time

Leyton Orient boss Andy Hessenthaler wants his team to create some momentum tonight despite a tricky English Football League Cup tie.

Championship outfit Fulham make the short trip to Brisbane Road for the first round clash, which kicks-off at 7.45pm.

The O’s, after drawing 1-1 with Cheltenham Town in League Two, are likely to make some changes.

Fulham earned a surprise win over Newcastle United on Friday and are set to rotate some of their squad.

But Hessenthaler won’t use a completely different team, he said: “We don’t want to make wholesale changes because we want to get a bit of momentum going.

“But it’s an opportunity for some players as well. It is at home and we do have one eye on Newport, however it is a nice game to be involved in.

“I’m sure the team that played for Fulham on Friday night won’t be the same against us, I’m certain they’ll make changes.”

Orient’s manager has already hinted Dean Cox will start this evening and Aron Pollock could also be involved.

The youngster, who shone at the end of last season at the heart of defence, has returned from tendonitis.

But the east Londoners will be without Tom Parkes after he dislocated his shoulder at the weekend.

He was set to have a scan yesterday (Monday), but O’s do have more options available at the back now.

“We are light on defenders, the owner knows that and we’ve spoke about that, but Aron is back,” added Hessenthaler.

“He wasn’t on the bench at Cheltenham, but was training and will definitely come into my thoughts for the Fulham game.

“Nicky Hunt returned on Saturday so he’s back and we are getting stronger defensively and Callum Kennedy is pretty much back now.

“A lot depends on whether ‘Parksey’ is alright, he won’t be back for Fulham, but it depends on what the scan shows.

“It has popped out and back in and it depends what sort of damage it has done around the ligaments.”

Orient lost 2-1 at MK Dons, then of the Championship, last season in the first round of the League Cup.

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