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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 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