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Rowlands: Concern for O's

Rowlands: Concern for O's

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

Leyton Orient will check on Anthony Griffith, Martin Rowlands and Dean Cox.

The midfield trio all picked up slight knocks during Tuesday night's 2-1 win at Walsall but should be fit.

Lloyd James is pushing for a return to the starting line-up after proving his fitness for the reserves in midweek.

The full-back has been missing since August with an ankle injury but will now challenge Leon McSweeney for his place in the back four.

Defender Scott Cuthbert is still out with a hamstring injury and goalkeepers Jamie Jones (shoulder) and Lee Butcher (knee) are long-term absentees.

The in-form O's have won four of their last six matches to move into the top half of League One.

Sheffield United manager Danny Wilson is hoping to name an unchanged line-up as his side look to stretch their unbeaten start to the season to 11 matches.

One or two of Wilson's players are nursing minor bumps and bruises sustained in the midweek win at Hartlepool, but are not expected to miss out, while the Blades boss has no major new injury or suspension issues to deal with.

Only defender Lecsinel Jean-Francois remains a long-term absentee due to a knee injury that will keep him out of action for another month.

Midfielder Paul Gallagher shook off a hamstring strain in time to play the full 90 minutes in midweek. He also fired a late winner and will retain his place, while Dave Kitson and Nick Blackman are expected to resume their partnership up front.

The Blades have won two and drawn three of their five away league matches.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 46 99
2 Milton Keynes Dons 46 91
3 Preston North End 46 89
4 Swindon Town 46 79
5 Sheffield United 46 71
6 Chesterfield 46 69
7 Bradford City 46 65
8 Rochdale 46 63
9 Peterborough United 46 63
10 Fleetwood Town 46 63
11 Barnsley 46 62
12 Gillingham 46 62
13 Doncaster Rovers 46 61
14 Walsall 46 59
15 Oldham Athletic 46 57
16 Scunthorpe United 46 56
17 Coventry City 46 55
18 Port Vale 46 54
19 Colchester United 46 52
20 Crewe Alexandra 46 52
21 Notts County 46 50
22 Crawley Town 46 50
23 Leyton Orient 46 49
24 Yeovil Town 46 40