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Matchroom Stadium (ATT 4,351) 9th February 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: T Kettle

Leyton Or Leyton Orient vs Tranmere Rovers Tranmere

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Last Updated: 08/02/13 2:33pm

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Romain Vincelot: Set for O's debut

Romain Vincelot: Set for O's debut

Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Leyton Orient and Tranmere at the Matchroom Stadium.

Romain Vincelot could make his Orient debut against the league leaders.

Boss Russell Slade has signed the 27-year-old utility man on a contract until the end of the season after he was released by Brighton last month.

Vincelot can play in defence or midfield and will help fill the void left by Ben Chorley's recent move to Stevenage.

Slade can also welcome back striker Charlie MacDonald, who was cup-tied for the midweek Johnstone's Paint Trophy defeat by Southend, but top scorer Kevin Lisbie remains a doubt due to a hamstring injury.

Defender Nathan Clarke is fit after an ankle problem and was on the bench against Southend, so he is pushing for a recall along with Anthony Griffith and Leon McSweeney.

Tranmere will be without forward Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro.

Akpa Akpro begins a three-match ban having been sent off during last weekend's 1-0 defeat to Carlisle for kicking out at Frank Simek.

Donervorn Daniels is expected to continue at centre-back after the youngster extended his loan from West Brom until the end of the season.

Rovers skipper James Wallace is still around three weeks away from a return in midfield due to a medial knee ligament injury.

"Wallace is going to be another three weeks," manager Ronnie Moore confirmed.

"He was misdiagnosed when he first did it. We were told he was only going to be out for three weeks so the MRI scan didn't pick up what is apparently a third degree tear in there.

"That takes 12 weeks to heal. He did it on December 1 so it will be round about the 12-week mark when he's right again."

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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