Date: 5th January 2006 at 1:33pm
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Fulham boss Chris Coleman will be putting out his strongest possible line up for the 3rd round clash on Sunday at Craven Cottage. Fulham who struggled to overcome ten men Sunderland last weekend could also have a couple of new players by then as they seek to boost their squad. Coleman is wary of the threat that the O’s will boast and commented that ‘We’ve got Leyton Orient next which will be a tough game because they play good football and have nothing to lose.I’ll be putting my strongest team out because we want to do well against Orient. If we have a good run in the FA Cup it will breed confidence in the side’.

Dutch striker Collins John who scored both of Fulham’s goals in the 2-1 win against Sunderland has also warned against complacency. According to John,’These are the kind of games we have to win. We’ll be approaching it in exactly the same way as we approach any other kind of game’.

Despite preparing thoroughly for the Orient game,Coleman has been scouring the transfer market and could field new signing Simon Elliot a New Zealander signed from US football. Fulham are also looking at Benfica defender Jose Fonte as well as Liverpool’s French left back Djimi Traore.

Orient have enjoyed two days off after the 2-1 victory at Boston United. They returned to training today ahead of the 2pm clash at Craven Cottage on Sunday. Orient are expected to take around 5,000 fans and fill the Putney End behind the goal. We’ll have a big match preview in the very near future as Orient seek to cause a famous F.A. Cup upset.