Orient duo set to miss Swindon trip

15:57 06 September 2012

Lloyd James could miss Saturday

Lloyd James could miss Saturday's game with an ankle problem


McSweeney and Allsop likely to continue

Orient are likely to be without goalkeeper Jamie Jones and defender Lloyd James as they go in search of their first League One points of the season at Swindon Town.

Both missed last weekend’s 1-0 defeat at Crawley and Orient boss Russell Slade does not expect them to return at the weekend.

“Lloyd twisted his ankle and could be another week or so and Jamie has got a shoulder injury, so they are unlikely to be back and other players are now staking their claim,” said Slade.

Goalkeeper Ryan Allsop and defender Leon McSweeney look set to keep their place as they face a Swindon side who will be looking to bounce back from last Sunday’s 4-1 defeat at Preston.

“It’s tough, but that’s the cards we have been dealt and it doesn’t get any tougher than Swindon,” admitted Slade.

“But I don’t mind that. That’s a good game for us.”

Without a midweek fixture, the O’s boss has been working hard to put things right on the training ground.

“We have had a little bit more time to prepare,” he said and after scoring just once in their first three league games, Slade knows where his side must improve.

“We reduced Crawley to one or two chances. But that’s the difference, we didn’t create enough ourselves,” he said.

“I think we need a little bit more belief in and around the box and a little bit more quality to try and get ourselves a goal.

“We just need that little bit of belief in the box, players going in and meaning it.

“Whether it’s a run into the box, whether it’s a turn and a finish in the box, whether you’re gambling off your front man, that’s got to happen, because games are very tight.

“The games against Stevenage and Crawley were typical League One games where there is not much in it and you need a bit of belief or a bit of guile to go and get a goal.”

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
2 3 4 5 6

Latest Leyton Orient news

Leyton Orient legend Peter Kitchen (right) alongside former Head of Commerical Tom Jeffes (pic: LOFC).

Peter Kitchen talks Orient Somme Memorial, what to expect in his updated book and the history of the Brisbane Road club

Chicksen: Orient can win promotion

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
New Orient loan signing Adam Chicksen, in action for former club Milton Keynes Dons (pic: David Davies/PA)

Brighton & Hove Albion ace backs new team mates to challenge after beating Notts County 3-1 on Saturday

Leyton Orient midfielder Sammy Moore volleys home the opening goal of the game against Notts County (pic: Simon O'Connor).

George Sessions provides player ratings following the 3-1 win against Notts County

Leyton Orient midfielder Sammy Moore marks his opening goal by doing the rock the baby celebration alongside Dean Cox (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Former AFC Wimbledon midfielder reflects on that wonder strike and the O’s bouncing back against Notts County

Leyton Orient head coach Ian Hendon (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Brisbane Road head coach reveals he is hopeful of adding more players to his squad before next weekend

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Line-Up Events


You could be splashing the cash at Topshop!

Just imagine what you could do with £1,000 to spend at Topshop.

Read more
You won't need to fork out for groceries for a while!

Asda, one of the country’s leading supermarkets, prides itself in being one of the cheapest places to shop, so you can be sure that your money will go a long way here!

Read more

Latest Tech News