Date: 15th March 2013 at 1:11pm
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After an awkward encounter against strugglers Portsmouth on Tuesday night, the O`s face their second successive home match this weekend as they take on mid-table Carlisle United.

The Cumbrians will be disappointed by their league position in this campaign so far and will be looking for a positive end to the current term to build on for next season.

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Leyton Orient Team News:

Mathieu Baudry is set to miss out for the next couple of weeks, after he was taken off during the win against Portsmouth with a suspected hip injury.

That should mean Elliott Omozusi will make his first start since returning to the club in his place unless Nathan Clarke can recover from a rib complaint that ruled him against Pompey.

Kevin Lisbie could also make the starting line-up after featuring from the bench on Tuesday. Lee Butcher & David Mooney are still out.

Player to watch: Elliott Omozusi

The 24 year old looks set to start in first match since returning to the club after his departure in November 2011.

With his well known criminal past, the former Charlton man is desperate to prove to O`s boss Russell Slade that he is worth a second chance.

After a reasonable performance deputising for the injured Mathieu Baudry on Tuesday, Omozusi showed that he still has the potential to play at this level of professional football.

If selected tomorrow he`ll be looking to show Slade that he is worth keeping in the long term.

Carlisle United Team News:

New signing Mathieu Manset will not be available for the Cumbrians as the club failed to receive international clearance in time for him to feature in tomorrow`s clash.

Liam Noble is set to return to the first team after recovering from illness, whilst Lee Miller will miss the game as he is still yet to serve his one match suspension.

Player to watch: Mark Beck

The youngster has come to the fore in recent weeks, as the striker begins to show the potential that gaffer Greg Abbott sees in him.

With Manset on the verge of signing, the 19-year old will hope to keep his place in the side with the same sort of performance he delivered last time out against Brentford.

He scored his sixth of the season in that match, but boss Abbott was more impressed with how he faired against Brentford`s strong centre halves. The O`s will have to be aware of Beck`s emerging talent.

Match Facts & Stats

Orient have failed to beat Carlisle at home in their last nine meetings, with the last encounter at Brisbane Road ending 2-1 to the visitors.

And in the overall aspect of both sides facing each other it has been the Cumbrians who have come up on top more often. In the 48 matches played, Carlisle have come out on top 20 times in comparison to Orient`s 17.

But the O`s will take heart from the reverse fixture earlier this season when they won 4-1 at Brunton Park.

Next Fixtures

Leyton Orient : Preston (A) 23 Mar; Scunthorpe (A) 29 Mar; Bury (H) 1 Apr


Carlisle: Yeovil (H) 23 Mar; Shrewsbury (H) 29 Mar; Sheff Utd (A) 1 Apr


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