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Matchroom Stadium (ATT 3,378) 23rd October 2012 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: D Whitestone

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Cook: Faces late fitness test

Cook: Faces late fitness test

Team news ahead of Tuesday night's League One clash between Leyton Orient and Colchester at the Matchroom Stadium.

Leyton Orient hope to welcome Lee Cook back into the squad.

The midfielder missed the weekend's 2-0 defeat at Oldham through illness but is expected to be involved.

But manager Russell Slade remains without Kevin Lisbie, Scott Cuthbert and goalkeeping duo Jamie Jones and Lee Butcher.

Striker Lisbie has a hamstring problem that is likely to keep him sidelined for a further two weeks.

Defender Cuthbert is also struggling with a hamstring complaint, while Jones is sidelined with a shoulder injury and Butcher has a long-term knee problem.

Orient have lost four of their last six matches but have beaten both Hartlepool and Barnet 1-0 in their last two home outings in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

Colchester will assess Sanchez Watt and Brian Wilson ahead of the midweek encounter.

On-loan Arsenal winger Watt took a knock to the knee and was forced off on the hour mark in Saturday's 2-0 home win over Carlisle, although it is hoped it is not too serious.

Right-back Wilson is more of a concern having been withdrawn at half-time with a groin strain, with John White on standby to step in if required.

Centre-back Matt Heath is already missing with the hamstring injury which ruled him out at the weekend, as are midfielder Kem Izzet (hip) and striker Clinton Morrison (suspension).

Midfielder John-Joe O'Toole is nearing his comeback from a groin injury but Saturday's trip to Shrewsbury is more of a likely target.

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Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 13 31
2 Peterborough United 13 26
3 Swindon Town 11 22
4 Preston North End 11 22
5 Milton Keynes Dons 11 20
6 Notts County 12 20
7 Sheffield United 12 20
8 Chesterfield 12 19
9 Fleetwood Town 13 19
10 Oldham Athletic 13 19
11 Bradford City 13 18
12 Rochdale 12 17
13 Barnsley 12 15
14 Doncaster Rovers 11 14
15 Crawley Town 13 14
16 Colchester United 13 13
17 Coventry City 13 13
18 Gillingham 13 13
19 Yeovil Town 13 13
20 Leyton Orient 12 12
21 Walsall 13 12
22 Port Vale 13 12
23 Scunthorpe United 13 11
24 Crewe Alexandra 13 10