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Matchroom Stadium (ATT 2,664) 16th October 2012 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: B Malone

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Lisbie: Set to miss out

Lisbie: Set to miss out

Team news ahead of Tuesday's League One clash between Leyton Orient and Hartlepool United at Matchroom Stadium.

Leyton Orient will still be without Kevin Lisbie in their rearranged encounter.

Striker Lisbie suffered a hamstring injury against Sheffield United last weekend and could be out for another three weeks.

Centre-half Scott Cuthbert remains on the sidelines with his hamstring problem while goalkeepers Jamie Jones (shoulder) and Lee Butcher (knee) are also long-term absentees.

Winger Scott Wagstaff should keep his place after making his debut in Saturday's 2-0 defeat at Bournemouth following his loan switch from Charlton last week.

Ryan Brunt and Lloyd James shook off knocks to make the bench at Dean Court and should be involved again while Leon McSweeney will be facing the club where he made 88 appearances in two years before joining Orient.

Hartlepool defender Evan Horwood and on-loan striker Charlie Wyke are both major fitness doubts.

Horwood was forced off nine minutes before half-time in Saturday's home draw with Doncaster with a heel injury, while Middlesbrough teenager Wyke, a second-half substitute, sustained a nasty gash nine minutes from time that later required stitches and is also struggling to make it.

Skipper Sam Collins, who has started on the bench in the last four matches, could be recalled to the starting line-up if Horwood is ruled out.

Manager Neale Cooper is still without midfielder Andy Monkhouse, sidelined for six weeks with ankle ligament damage, but has no other new injury or suspension worries.

Midfielder Simon Walton and striker James Poole are pushing for recalls to the starting XI and another forward, teenager Luke James, could return to the squad following a thigh injury.

Pools, second from bottom in the table, are chasing their first win in nine league matches.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
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