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Team News: Leyton Orient v AFC Wimbledon

PUBLISHED: 10:00 28 November 2015

Leyton Orient forward Jay Simpson celebrates with Ollie Palmer after scoring against Plymouth Argyle (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Leyton Orient forward Jay Simpson celebrates with Ollie Palmer after scoring against Plymouth Argyle (pic: Simon O'Connor).

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League Two top goalscorer Jay Simpson a doubt for match at Brisbane Road

Leyton Orient head coach Ian Hendon will give Jay Simpson and Mathieu Baudry as much time as possible to be declared fit for today’s League Two clash with AFC Wimbledon.

The O’s French skipper missed Tuesday’s 1-1 draw at Plymouth Argyle with a hip problem after being substituted during the win over York City last weekend.

Baudry put the east Londoners ahead on Saturday before he was forced off in the 3-2 win over the Minstermen at Brisbane Road.

Simpson, meanwhile, gave Orient the lead at Home Park, but came off before half time after twisting his ankle.

It is expected that both could miss this afternoon’s clash with the Dons at E10 and if that is the case, QPR youngster Cole Kpekawa will continue in defence alongside Jean-Yves M’voto.

If the O’s top goalscorer isn’t fit, Jobi McAnuff or Blair Turgott could replace him with John Marquis likely to be pushed up top alongside Ollie Palmer.

The Millwall attacker will be up against two of his former team mates in Wimbledon’s Paul Robinson and Karleigh Osborne while Sammy Moore will be facing his former club.

He left the Cherry Red Records Stadium this summer after spending five years with the south Londoners before moving to Orient in the summer.

McAnuff began his career at the original Dons as well so today’s clash certainly has a familiar affair to it.

Orient will be keen to show they have firmly turned the corner by picking up a second win from three matches.


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