Date: 5th April 2013 at 2:47pm
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After Monday`s success against Bury, the O`s now head to Weston Homes Community Stadium as they face another struggling side in the form of Colchester United.

Orient play another side just as hungry and desperate for points for differing reasons and it is no doubt going to be a battle come kick off in Essex. OrientVital previews ahead of the clash.

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Colchester United Team News:

The U`s will be without former O George Porter, as he serves the final match of his suspension after his sending off at Bury.

Defender Tom Eastman is a doubt whilst Freddie Sears is likely to return to the squad after recovering from injury.

Player to watch: Jabo Ibehre

“Jabo” is well known to Orient fans. After starting at the club as a youngster, he played a big role in the O`s successful promotion squad of the 2005/6 campaign.

On his day, Ibehre can terrorise any defence at this level, and most would say if he could score on a regular basis he would be playing at a much higher level.

Ibehre impressed earlier on in the season when he played for the U`s at Brisbane Road as they claimed a 2-0 victory. The O`s will have to be wary of the big striker`s talent.

Leyton Orient Team News:

Orient have major defensive issues for their run-in to the end of the season.

Scott Cuthbert is ruled out for the final four games with a broken foot, whilst Mathieu Baudry and Elliott Omozusi are unlikely to feature after being substituted in the win against Bury on Easter Monday.

Player to watch: David Mooney

After his goalscoring exploits last time out, the Irishman will want to do exactly the same at his previous club.

Mooney scored 13 goals during his loan spell in Essex, and will be expecting a hostile reception after switching his allegiances to east London after his loan expired from Reading.

Whilst the O`s have been heavily reliant on Kevin Lisbie for league goals, it is now time for Mooney to hopefully provide some more league goals to help boost the O`s play-off chances.

Match Facts & Stats

Last time out, Colchester were the winning side as they came out 2-0 victors on a disappointing night for the home side.

In terms of the overall record, both sides are near enough even with Colchester having a slight edge in terms of victories. Out of 44 meetings, the U`s have won 16 times to the O`s 14 successes.

Next Fixtures

Colchester : Notts County (A) 13 April ; MK Dons (H) 16 April ; Shrewsbury (H) 20 April


Leyton Orient: MK Dons (H) 13 April ; Coventry (A) 20 April ; Oldham (H) 27 April


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