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Matchroom Stadium (ATT 4,110) 5th May 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: S Attwell

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Smith: To continue wearing protective mask

Smith: To continue wearing protective mask

Team news ahead of Saturday's League One clash between Leyton Orient and Rochdale at the Matchroom Stadium.

Leyton Orient have no new injury concerns.

Midfielder Jimmy Smith is set to continue playing in a protective mask after he returned to the starting line-up at Hartlepool last weekend following an operation on a broken cheekbone.

On-loan Southampton defender Ryan Dickson is still suspended following his red card at Sheffield United last month so utility man Leon McSweeney will once again deputise at left-back.

Centre-half Scott Cuthbert is still out with a hamstring injury and goalkeeper Lee Butcher has a knee problem.

Adam Reed, Soloman Taiwo, Jamal Campbell-Ryce and Calvin Andrew play the final games of their loan spells while a host of other players could be making their last appearances with boss Russell Slade planning changes over the summer.

Rochdale manager John Coleman will have to make changes in defence when his side bid farewell to League One.

Kevin Long has returned to parent club Burnley following the end of his loan spell, creating a vacancy alongside Kevin Amankwaah at centre-back.

With Phil Edwards still absent due to a knee injury, Dean Holden could come in at the back, although 18-year-old Sam Minihan will be hoping to commemorate signing his first professional contract this week with a second senior start.

Nicky Adams featured as a second-half substitute during last weekend's 2-1 defeat to MK Dons, but the midfielder is unlikely to feature having been placed on the transfer list.

Dale head to Orient without a win on their travels since beating Preston 1-0 in November.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 93
2 Brentford 42 87
3 Leyton Orient 42 80
4 Rotherham United 42 79
5 Preston North End 42 79
6 Peterborough United 42 67
7 Swindon Town 42 60
8 Milton Keynes Dons 42 58
9 Port Vale 42 57
10 Walsall 42 56
11 Sheffield United 41 56
12 Crawley Town 41 52
13 Bradford City 42 50
14 Bristol City 42 50
15 Coventry City 42 49
16 Gillingham 42 48
17 Oldham Athletic 41 47
18 Colchester United 42 46
19 Tranmere Rovers 42 46
20 Notts County 42 43
21 Carlisle United 41 43
22 Crewe Alexandra 42 43
23 Shrewsbury Town 42 41
24 Stevenage 42 39