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Weston Homes Community Stadium (ATT 4,704) 6th April 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: R Clark

Colchester Colchester United vs Leyton Orient Leyton Or

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G Massey (20)
D Wright (24)

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K Lisbie (37)

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Last Updated: 05/04/13 12:29pm

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Freddie Sears: Facing a late fitness test

Freddie Sears: Facing a late fitness test

Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Colchester and Leyton Orient at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

Freddie Sears hopes to return for Colchester.

The eight-goal striker, United's leading scorer this season, has missed the last six games with a knee injury but returned to full training on Thursday and, should he suffer no ill-effects, will be back in the fold to face the O's.

Left-back Bradley Garmston overcame a knee injury sustained on Good Friday to take his place on the bench for Monday's 1-1 draw at Oldham and he will be pushing for a starting berth this time around.

George Porter serves the final game of his three-match suspension while defender Tom Eastman is also expected to miss out once more due to injury.

The U's remain just three points above the relegation zone with five games to go.

Leyton Orient will have a makeshift defence when they face the U's.

Scott Cuthbert is out for the season with a fractured metatarsal and fellow centre-half Mathieu Baudry suffered a recurrence of his hip injury against Bury on Monday.

Baudry was replaced by Elliot Omozusi, who is usually a right-back, but he had to go off in the second half with a shoulder injury.

That meant left-back Gary Sawyer finished the game alongside skipper Nathan Clarke in the centre, with utility-man Leon McSweeney filling in on the left.

Further up the field, boss Russell Slade has plenty of options with the likes of Martin Rowlands and Kevin Lisbie pushing for recalls.

Lisbie and fellow striker David Mooney will be hoping to start against their former club.

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1 Bristol City 18 36
2 Swindon Town 18 35
3 Preston North End 18 34
4 Milton Keynes Dons 16 31
5 Sheffield United 17 30
6 Notts County 17 29
7 Rochdale 18 27
8 Peterborough United 18 27
9 Oldham Athletic 18 27
10 Fleetwood Town 18 25
11 Chesterfield 18 24
12 Bradford City 18 23
13 Barnsley 17 22
14 Walsall 18 22
15 Port Vale 18 22
16 Doncaster Rovers 16 21
17 Crawley Town 18 21
18 Coventry City 18 20
19 Leyton Orient 18 19
20 Gillingham 18 18
21 Colchester United 18 17
22 Yeovil Town 18 17
23 Scunthorpe United 17 16
24 Crewe Alexandra 18 15