Oldham Athletic v Leyton Orient preview

Darius Henderson is likely to feature this weekend at Oldham: Simon O'Connor

Darius Henderson is likely to feature this weekend at Oldham: Simon O'Connor

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Leyton Orient will attempt to claim their first win in League 1 this season when they travel to Oldham Athletic tomorrow afternoon.

Russell Slade's side suffered a shock home defeat to Chesterfield last weekend in their opening match before edging past Plymouth on penalties in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday night.

The O's have doubts over Shaun Batt and Lloyd James after the pair went off injured at Home Park. But striker Darius Henderson is likely to come into contention after missing the midweek game with a neck injury.

The Orient manager's main concern heading into the contest is the fitness of his team after they were put through more than 120 minutes during their tie at the Pilgrims. 

Slade said: "Shaun hurt his calf and with Lloyd it was more of a kick from the challenge he was under. That was beginning to tighten up.

“It’s all about recovery now between now and Saturday, there’s no doubt about that."

Orient are without a win in four matches against Oldham and the last three meetings have ended in 1-1 draws.


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