League One

December 15, 2012


Leyton Orient

1 - 3

Scunthorpe United

League One

15:00 +00:00, December 15, 2012

Matchroom Stadium, England

Referee: D Deadman

Hamstring setback for Symes

Team Stat Comparison

Leyton Orient Scunthorpe United
Matches Played 46 46
Table Position 7 21
Points 71 48
Goal Difference 7 -25
Goals for * 1.3 0.8
Goals against * 0.9 1.5
Last 5 D-W-W-L-W W-W-L-D-L
Last 5 home D-W-W-W-W W-D-W-L-L
Last 5 away W-L-L-D-W W-L-L-L-L
*  Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club
Stats: Leyton Orient | Scunthorpe United

Competition Stats

Leyton Orient Scunthorpe United
Goals Kevin Lisbie 16 Karl Hawley 11
Assists Dean Cox 14 Mark Duffy 15
Yellows Dean Cox 6 Tom Newey 8
Reds Anthony Griffith 1 Paul Reid 1
Squads: Leyton Orient | Scunthorpe United

Leyton Orient will be without Michael Symes when they host Scunthorpe.

The striker suffered a hamstring injury shortly after coming on as a substitute during last weekend's 2-0 win at Bury.

Skipper Nathan Clarke remains on the sidelines after suffering an injury setback this week.

The defender had a scan on the foot injury he picked up against Portsmouth last month which has revealed a hairline fracture, meaning he will be out for up to another five weeks.

Fellow centre-half Scott Cuthbert is pushing to make his first league appearance in over three months after a hamstring injury.

Striker Kevin Lisbie scored both goals at Bury despite a stomach bug, and he should start up front again as the O's look for their ninth straight win.

Scunthorpe could have striker Nathan Ellington available.

The experienced 31-year-old was ruled out of last weekend's home defeat to Bournemouth with a calf injury, but he has now returned to training and is likely to be involved.

However, midfielder Josh Walker will not play again this year after suffering an ankle ligament injury ahead of the Cherries game.

Brian Laws will at least have Paul Reid back in contention following the completion of his three-match ban, though David Mirfin (knee) is still out.

Laws, whose side are without a win in four npower League One games, bemoaned his side's injury woes.

"You find that when you're at the bottom part of the league you do tend to pick up injuries and they are a lot longer than normal,'' he told the club's official website.

"Whereas when you're at the top end you hardly have any injuries, and that's why they're at the top.

"It's a frustrating time, because we're frustrated on the pitch as well, and both coincide."