The O`s head into the penultimate home match of the season, knowing their play-off hopes are all but over. However for the visitors, the play-offs are well and truly in sight after a four match unbeaten run which has taken them to within four points of 6th place and above Orient in the league. OrientVital previews the action ahead of tomorrow`s clash.
Leyton Orient Team News:
With Shaun Batt recalled by Millwall, Russell Slade`s options took a further hit as injuries begin to ruin the end of what has been a very good season.
Defenders Mathieu Baudry, Scott Cuthbert and Elliott Omozusi are out whilst Gary Sawyer will be hoping to return to the starting line up after a lengthy return from injury.
Lee Cook and David Mooney will also be hoping to return after missing the defeat last weekend to Colchester.
Player to watch: Charlie MacDonald
The O`s striker left MK1 in January in search of more first team opportunities after a frustrating end to his time with Karl Robinson`s side.
His hard working approach has won him many admirers in E10 so far, but with his contract coming to an end, he will hope to add more goals to his tally of three so far to convince Orient that he is worth extending his deal.
MK Dons Team News:
The only long term absentee for MK is goalkeeper David Martin as he recovers from a back injury which has seen him out for six weeks so far.
The only injury doubt is influential midfielder Stephen Gleeson, who was forced off with an ankle injury during their midweek win against Swindon.
Player to watch: Patrick Bamford
The Chelsea loanee has impressed during his spell at Stadium MK.
Despite only netting twice since joining on loan in November, he has made his way into the starting 11 despite strong competition from experienced strikers Ryan Lowe and Izale McLeod.
The makeshift Orient defence will have to be on their guard if they hope to stop Bamford and company from running riot.
Match Facts & Stats
In the reverse fixture in November, it was the Dons who were successful as Ryan Lowe`s goal four minutes from half time was enough to give the home side victory.
When it comes to the overall record between the two sides, Milton Keynes have a far superior record.
In the ten games they have both played, Mk have won six to Orient`s two, whilst only twice have the sides drawn.
Leyton Orient : Coventry (A) 20 April ; Oldham (H) 27 April
MK Dons: Colchester (A) 16 April ; Scunthorpe (H) 20 April ; Stevenage (A) 27 April
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