SCOTT CUTHBERT is facing another spell on the sidelines after damaging his hamstring in last weekend’s 3-1 defeat at Tranmere Rovers.
The 25-year-old defender tore the muscle towards the back end of last season and worked hard over pre-season to be ready for the start of this campaign.
He played a full part in the summer programme and started the Capital One Cup tie at Charlton and the opening npower League 1 fixture at Tranmere.
But he hobbled off at the start of the second half at Prenton Park and it could be two months before he is ready to return.
There is better news for O’s boss Russell Slade on striker Kevin Lisbie, though, who could feature in Saturday’s match against Hartlepool United after missing the midweek defeat to Stevenage with a tight hamstring.