Leyton Orient head into their final match of the season with the pressure off as hopes of making the play-offs were stopped by Swindon late burst of home wins. Oldham can also relax in the knowledge they too will be playing League 1 football next season after beating the threat of relegation with a game to spare. OrientVital looks ahead to tomorrow`s finale.
Leyton Orient Team News:
The O`s are still down to the barebones in terms of numbers.
Defenders Mathieu Baudry, Scott Cuthbert and Elliott Omozusi are out along with striker David Mooney.
Charlie MacDonald could feature after missing last week`s victory at Coventry whilst youth products Harry Lee and De`Reece Vanderhyde could make their debuts for the club.
Player to watch: Nathan Clarke
The former Oldham loanee will want to see the season out in excellent fashion against his old club.
Clarke played a pivotal role in the victory at Coventry last weekend as his side earned a clean sheet thanks to him and his fellow defenders heroics.
The Orient skipper will want one more defensive shutout to see the season out in style.
Oldham Athletic Team News:
Strikers Matt Smith and Lee Barnard are out of tomorrow`s clash with Ankle and Hip injuries respectively.
They join James Wesolowski, James Tarkowski and Daniel Taylor on the sidelines until next season.
Jonathan Grounds is doubtful for the game after suffering a neck injury in Oldham`s defeat to Shrewsbury.
Player to watch: Jose Baxter
Baxter is regarded as one of the brightest young talents outside of the top two leagues in England.
Rumoured to have turned down opportunities in January to move to higher level teams, Baxter has repaid the faith shown at him at Athletic after his release from Everton last summer.
Orient will have to be on guard if they are to stop one of Oldham`s biggest threats.
Match Facts & Stats
In the reverse fixture in October, the Latics came out on top as goals from Matt Derbyshire and talented youngster Baxter were enough to give them a valuable three points.
In terms of the overall record when the two teams have clashed it is Oldham who once again come out on top. In 57 matches the Latics has won 25 of them whilst the O`s have only managed 17 victories themselves.
Fixtures for the 2013/14 League 1 season will be published on June 19th.
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