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Matchroom Stadium (ATT 4,190) 24th November 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: Andy Davies

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Clarke: Rated doubtful

Clarke: Rated doubtful

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

Nathan Clarke is the only injury doubt for Leyton Orient, who are aiming for their fourth consecutive League One victory.

The 28-year-old defender was forced out of the midweek victory over Portsmouth with an ankle injury and faces a late test to prove his fitness.

Should he miss out, Scott Cuthbert or Mathieu Baudry are poised to deputise.

Striker David Mooney will retain his place in the Orient attack after notching three goals in the past week.

He is likely to partner Kevin Lisbie, who himself is in form after a brace in the 3-2 win at Pompey.

Boss Russell Slade is still without goalkeeper Lee Butcher, who remains sidelined with a knee injury.

Preston are facing a full-back crisis ahead of the trip to Leyton Orient.

Left-back Scott Laird suffered a broken leg during Tuesday night's goalless draw with Notts County following a late challenge by Jamal Campbell-Ryce that manager Graham Westley described as "disgusting".

Right-back Keith Keane was also taken off during the same game with a knee strain. His injury is still being assessed, but the club expect him to be sidelined for a considerable amount of time.

Deadline-day loan signing Todd Kane could be handed a debut at right-back while David Buchanan is expected to deputise at left-back.

Captain John Mousinho is available for selection after overcoming the mumps and defender Shane Cansdell-Sheriff is fit again after missing the last four games.

Forward Lee Trundle is also pushing for a place in the squad after returning from a long-term knee problem.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 45 96
2 Preston North End 45 89
3 Milton Keynes Dons 45 88
4 Swindon Town 44 77
5 Sheffield United 45 70
6 Chesterfield 45 68
7 Rochdale 45 63
8 Bradford City 45 62
9 Peterborough United 45 62
10 Fleetwood Town 45 60
11 Walsall 45 59
12 Gillingham 45 59
13 Barnsley 45 59
14 Doncaster Rovers 45 58
15 Scunthorpe United 45 56
16 Oldham Athletic 45 56
17 Port Vale 45 54
18 Coventry City 45 52
19 Crewe Alexandra 45 52
20 Notts County 45 50
21 Crawley Town 45 50
22 Leyton Orient 45 48
23 Colchester United 44 48
24 Yeovil Town 45 40