Crewe v Leyton Orient preview
Last Updated: 21/09/12 12:36pm
Rowlands: Set to return
Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Crewe and Leyton Orient at Alexandra Stadium.
Crewe have no new injury problems for the League One visit of Leyton Orient.
On-loan Arsenal midfielder Chuks Aneke serves the second game of a three-match suspension following his red card in last weekend's 2-2 draw with Stevenage.
Either side of that contest, the Railwaymen drew 0-0 with Tranmere and Carlisle to move to four league games unbeaten since last month's 5-1 thrashing at Brentford.
Michael West (Achilles) remains sidelined along with fellow forward Mathias Pogba and veteran goalkeeper Steve Phillips (both knee).
Boss Steve Davis told Alex's official website: "At the moment with the injuries we have and the suspension to Chuks Aneke we cannot afford to have any more or we would be short.
"It is always a tough, long season and squad size does matter. You need quality and a little bit luck as well."
Martin Rowlands should return to the Leyton Orient squad.
The former QPR midfielder missed Tuesday night's 4-1 win over Yeovil through illness.
Rowlands' current month-long contract comes to an end after Saturday's match but manager Russell Slade hopes to keep the 33-year-old for longer.
Striker Michael Symes is a doubt after he was forced to miss out in midweek due to a hamstring problem.
Full-back Lloyd James is still struggling with an ankle injury and is likely to sit out again, while centre-half Scott Cuthbert (hamstring) and goalkeeper Jamie Jones (shoulder) are a few weeks from returning to action.
Slade is unlikely to make many changes with his side on a three-match winning run.