Leyton O v Colchester preview
Last Updated: 22/10/12 6:33pm
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Right-back Wilson is more of a concern having been withdrawn at half-time with a groin strain, with John White on standby to step in if required.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.
Sky Bet League 1
Tue 23rd Oct
Brentford2 - 1Coventry
Bury2 - 1Hartlepool
Carlisle3 - 1Oldham
Crawley2 - 0MK Dons
Crewe2 - 1Swindon
Leyton Or0 - 2Colchester
Notts Co3 - 3B'mouth
Scunthrpe2 - 3Preston
Sheff Utd1 - 0Walsall
Shrewsbury1 - 3Yeovil
Stevenage2 - 1Portsmth
Tranmere1 - 2Doncaster
Sky Bet League 1
|4||Preston North End||11||22|
|5||Milton Keynes Dons||11||20|