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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 Bristol City 22 45
2 Milton Keynes Dons 21 44
3 Swindon Town 22 44
4 Preston North End 22 44
5 Bradford City 22 33
6 Sheffield United 22 33
7 Rochdale 22 31
8 Notts County 21 31
9 Chesterfield 22 31
10 Peterborough United 22 30
11 Oldham Athletic 22 30
12 Port Vale 22 29
13 Doncaster Rovers 21 29
14 Fleetwood Town 22 27
15 Walsall 22 27
16 Barnsley 22 26
17 Scunthorpe United 21 26
18 Gillingham 22 25
19 Coventry City 22 25
20 Leyton Orient 22 22
21 Crawley Town 22 22
22 Crewe Alexandra 22 22
23 Colchester United 22 20
24 Yeovil Town 22 20