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9th november 2001 


  • leyton orient (away ko 3.00pm)

    Tomorrows game will be Ian Fosters last for three weeks following his controversial dismissal at Chesterfield in the LDV Trophy last week.
    He will now miss the FA Cup tie against Darlington next week and also the games against Lincoln City and Rushden.

    Because Jan wants to keep to the 4-3-3 formation he has taken Richie Appleby on a months loan from Swansea City as a replacement for Foster and also for Colin Larkin who finishes his loan spell tomorrow.

    Jan is trying to get another extension to the loan but nothing is definite yet.

    Appleby is expected to be watching the game from the bench.

    The only two doubts for tomorrow are Adie Smith and Mark Blake who injured his hip in last weeks encounter with Bristol Rovers, but he has made a good recovery and should be fit to play.

    Adie Smith had a recurrence of his groin strain but he came through the reserve team game against Chesterfield with out any problems.

    In the same game the transformation continued of Andy Ducros from a tired out wreck to a superfit human being when he scored two goals in the 4-2 win.
    He is still thought to be some time off making a return to first team action though.

    Harriers (from):
    Brock, Murphy, Joy, Stamps, Medou-Otye, Clarkson, Sall, Webb, Hinton, Smith, Blake, Williams, Bird, Davies, Bennett, Shilton, Appleby, Doyle, Foster, Hadley, Broughton, Larkin, Ducros, Corbett.

    We play Orient during a turbulent time for them.

    They recently parted company with manager Tommy Taylor and appointed Paul Brush in his place.

    Results have been mixed in the last few weeks and they lost heavily at Scunthorpe, 4-1, last week although they did beat high fliers Rochdale 4-2 at home the previous week.

    They are trying to get the West Ham striker Richard Garcia on loan in an effort to improve matters but time is running out for him to be available for our game.

    On the injury front Simon Downer, Scott Oakes and Matthew Lockwood are out long term and Iyseden Christie is just returning from injury.

    Orient stalwart Steve Castle, who is halfway through a loan spell, is expected to sign for Conference side Stevenage this weekend so he will not be available.

    Orient (from):
    Barrett, Bayes, Joseph, Smith, McGhee, Jones, Beall, Harris, Houghton, Minton, Martin, Ibehre, Tate, Watts, McLean, Christie, Fletcher, McElholm, Murray, Gough, Parsons, Dorrian, Hadland, Canham, Herrera.


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