Ahead of Leyton Orient’s final home match of the season, nothing less than a win against Sheffield United will be good enough.
The O’s recent form sees them on a five-match run without a win and Fabio Liverani’s side failed to take advantage of their game in hand last time out when they lost 1-0 at Rochdale.
Sheffield United are 5th in League 1 and only need a point to confirm a play-off spot.
If Orient lose on Saturday and Crewe win while Crawley draw, they will be relegated.
VitalOrient previews the crunch clash.
Leyton Orient Team News:
Dean Cox made his first start since Easter Monday at Rochdale and is expected to retain his spot.
Darius Henderson, Andrea Dossena and Gary Sawyer will all undergo fitness tests.
Gary Woods is expected to return to the squad after returning to training.
Scott Cuthbert returns having missed the loss at Rochdale.
Player to watch: Chris Dagnall
The forward may be the O’s top scorer with 12 goals this season but has hit a rough patch as of late.
Still putting in his tireless displays, goals are needed on Saturday and Dagnall will be looking to end a run of 9 games without a goal.
The 29-year-old will be crucial for the O’s if he can regain his scoring touch.
Sheffield United Team News:
Sheffield United only have concerns regarding two players.
Matty Done has hit the ground running since arriving from Rochdale in February but is struggling with a groin injury.
Meanwhile, Ryan Flynn is a doubt with a hamstring injury.
Player to watch: Jason Holt
The midfielder joined on loan from Scottish outfit Hearts in February and has played a key role of late.
Holt has scored in 5 of the Blades previous 7 matches so will need to be kept quiet in midfield.
Holt has represented Scotland throughout youth levels and has made a number of appearances for the under-21s side.
Match Facts & Stats
Orient last recorded a win against Sheffield United in 1983.
Four of the previous six matches between the teams have ended in a draw, while the other two have resulted in 1-0 victories for Sheffield United.
Saturday will be the 34th meeting between the teams.
Swindon (A) May 3
Chesterfield (H) May 3
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