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Team News: Notts County vs Leyton Orient

PUBLISHED: 09:00 24 September 2016

Nicky Hunt in action for Leyton Orient at Notts County last season (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Nicky Hunt in action for Leyton Orient at Notts County last season (pic: Simon O'Connor).

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Andy Hessenthaler will be without one experienced player for the trip to Meadow Lane

Leyton Orient will be without Nicky Hunt for today’s clash with Notts County, but it could have been a lot worst for the experienced defender.

He was injured just before half time of last weekend’s 1-0 disappointing defeat at home to Yeovil Town.

Andy Hessenthaler revealed afterwards the 33-year-old could have suffered MCL (Medial Collateral Ligament) damage to his knee.

But a scan this week has shown there is no major ligament damage and the ex-Bolton Wanderers right-back is “now expected to only be out for a short period of time rather than an extended spell on the sidelines.”

It means Hessenthaler will have to change his starting XI for the first time since August 31 – when O’s beat Stevenage 3-1 in the EFL Trophy.

Right-back Jens Janse could be handed his Orient debut after signing a deal until the end of the season this week.

Another alternative is to play Aron Pollock there again or Alan Dunne after he played in a reserve team outing on Tuesday.

Zan Benedicic also joined the O’s this week and may be included on the bench at Meadow Lane.

Hessenthaler has a decision to make over Jay Simpson and Nigel Atangana too after both impressed against Yeovil.


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