Leyton Orient could be boosted by the return of influential defender George Elokobi for tomorrow’s FA Trophy quarter-final replay against Gateshead.

The commanding centre-back missed Saturday’s 3-3 draw at Brisbane Road through illness, having been withdrawn from the O’s starting line-up against Chester in mid-week, after picking up an injury in the warm-up.

Justin Edinburgh was also without Jobi McAnuff for the fourth game in a row at the weekend and the O’s head coach offered an injury update on the influential duo after the game.

He said: “George is ill and probably wouldn’t have made the game due to his hamstring, which is still a bit tight after Tuesday night. Jobi’s has been a deep nerve problem that we have to go through a procedure to see if it clears. He’s going to see a specialist on Monday and we await the outcome of that. Hopefully, if they can get the injection into the right area, it should be no problem going forward.”

The O’s were also dealt another blow during the game on Saturday, as goal-scorer Ebou Adams had to be replaced in the second half after picking up a slight injury.

Adams has impressed for the O’s since moving to Brisbane Road on loan from Norwich City in January and Edinburgh is hopeful that the midfielder, along with Elokobi, will be fit for Tuesday’s replay.

Edinburgh said: “I think we’ve caught Ebou at times. George, there may be a possibility that he could be back in.

“Jobi, we don’t know. If the injection is effective, then Tuesday night could come a bit too soon for him. Hopefully, if that cures the problem, then it shouldn’t be too long for Jobi because it’s not a leg problem but just a shoulder problem.”