ORIENT boss Russell Slade has several injury worries to content with ahead of Saturday’s trip to AFC Bournemouth.
Already missing long-term injury victims Jamie Jones, Lee Butcher and Scott Cuthbert, Kevin Lisbie joined them in the treatment room this week with a hamstring problem.
He is facing three to four weeks on the sidelines meaning the manager will have to go for a fresh approach up front – the 33-year-old has started the last seven League games.
Slade also has doubts over Ryan Brunt, Lee Cook and Martin Rowlands. The trio all sat out of Tuesday’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy victory over Barnet and face a race against time to prove their fitness for the trip to Dean Court.
Slade said: “That’s the problem. Obviously at the moment we have Butch out, Jonesy out, Cuthbert out and Lisbie out.
“Brunty hasn’t been fit, Cookie, Rolo – they’re all struggling for Saturday’s game so we’ll have to wait and see.”
Better news comes in the form of Ben Chorley’s return from a one-game suspension and he could slot straight back in alongside Nathan Clarke in the heart of the O’s defence.