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Team News: Leyton Orient v Pools

11 October 2018

Luke James Mark Fletcher (Shutter Press)
Pools striker Luke James

We take a look at the latest info from both camps ahead of Saturday’s game at The Breyer Group Stadium (3pm kick-off).

Matthew Bates has no new injury worries ahead of the weekend trip to Leyton Orient and should have an almost fully-fit squad to choose from.

Luke James withdrew from the England C squad with an ankle problem which restricted his training earlier in the week but the ever-present front man is back in contention to face The O’s.

Attacking midfielder Luke Williams remains on the sidelines after undergoing minor surgery last week and he is targeting a return to action by the start of November.

Orient boss Justin Edinburgh is boosted by the return to fitness of defender George Elokobi and he could push for a recall after being out since August with a hamstring injury.

Fellow centre-back Dan Happe is also back in contention for the hosts after proving his fitness by playing some part alongside Elokobi in a behind-closed-doors friendly with Barnet on Tuesday.

Josh Koroma was forced to withdraw from the England C squad due to a knee injury earlier this week but Orient hope the attacker will be fit to face Pools on Saturday.

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