Team News: Leyton Orient v Sheffied United

PUBLISHED: 10:00 25 April 2015

O's boss Fabio Liverani looks on at 
Crewe (pic: Simon O'Connor)

O's boss Fabio Liverani looks on at Crewe (pic: Simon O'Connor)

Simon O'Connor Photography

Fabio Liverani’s injury list remains a long one

Leyton Orient should have defender Scott Cuthbert available again today, but forward Darius Henderson is expected to remain on the sidelines with a hamstring issue.

Three consecutive defeats have seen Orient’s hopes of beating the drop take a blow prior to today’s fixture against Sheffield United at Brisbane Road.

Doncaster Rovers, MK Dons and Rochdale have beaten O’s in recent weeks and it has resulted in them occupying the final spot in the relegation places with just two League One matches remaining.

Fabio Liverani’s team trail Crewe Alexandra, who sit directly above them in 20th, by two points and will hope for a positive result this afternoon.

Cuthbert missed the loss at Rochdale because his wife was giving birth to a baby girl, but he could return to the starting team.

Henderson, however, joins Romain Vincelot (knee), Adam Legzdins (shoulder), Andrea Dossena (hamstring), Kevin Lisbie (ankle), Charlie Grainger (finger) and Gary Woods (back) on the sidelines.

But Dean Cox is expected to continue after making his return from a troublesome groin injury on Tuesday night.

He scored the last time Orient won on home soil against Port Vale on March 31, David Mooney was also on target that day, and the pair will hope to inspire Liverani’s team again.

Gary Sawyer suffered a calf injury in that match with Vale and he isn’t expected to have recovered in time for today’s match.

Ticket prices have been slashed for the Blades clash and O’s will hope a big crowd roars them onto victory.

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the East London Advertiser. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Related articles

Latest East London Sports News

Fri, 08:00

Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton understands perspective will be important as they look to get themselves into the League Two play-off places.

Thu, 17:03

Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton has revealed it could be a chance for young creative attacker Jordan Maguire-Drew to shine as they travel away to Port Vale.

Thu, 10:00

Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton has revealed the club is already working on a number of contract extensions for players, including top goal scorer Danny Johnson.

Wed, 17:00

Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton has explained the reasons behind the Port Vale match being swapped to an earlier kick-off.

Wed, 12:00

Leyton Orient defender Dan Happe insists it’s a rare occasion for him to find the back of the net but was more focused on the clean sheet and picking up the win.

Wed, 09:30

Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton heaps praise on young defender Dan Happe as he netted the winner in their 1-0 victory over Bradford City.


Let’s get physical! One of the dangers of lockdown is to be lulled into laziness, watching too many box sets, and eating and drinking too much, but there is no excuse to not start exercising to get fit and stay healthy.

UK Government Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced extra measures to support workers and businesses throughout winter, including a furlough scheme extension paying 80 per cent of staff wages.

The way the UK does business with Europe changes from January 1, heralding a new start. All companies that trade with the EU need to act now to make sure they are set to go.

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Latest from the East London Advertiser