Orient manager Fabio Liverani has been boosted by the return to fitness of skipper Nathan Clarke and striker Gianvito Plasmati.
“I am hoping that Nathan Clarke and Gianvito Plasmati will be available and in the squad which will be a big boost for us,” said Liverani. “Jay Simpson is making progress and I hope that Darius Henderson will be back available next week also. Ahead of that we perhaps have another two or three weeks for Jobi McAnuff whilst the longer term ones are Marvin Bartley and Lloyd James.”
Orient start life in 2015 on the back of back-to-back wins and Liverani is keen to keep that momentum up as Fleetwood visit E10 for the first time.
“We have to ensure we continue that form back here at home after two good wins. We welcome Fleetwood who we know play good football and will be a very good test for us to see how far we have come and if we can keep going,” he said.
Meanwhile O’s skipper Clarke can’t wait to be back involved having missed the last three games through injury.
“I’m delighted to be back involved having done a full week of training and I feel good,” he said. “The break has given us a nice chance to get over some niggles and we are getting towards a full squad being available. We’ve been desperate all season to get the sort of momentum that we have now after two wins and we need to build on that against Fleetwood. We know it will be tough, it’s difficult in League 1 to separate the teams at the moment as everyone seems to be beating everyone so we need to be at our best.”
For the visitors Danny Andrew, Jamille Matt and David Ball will all miss the trip to London with long term injuries.
Josh Morris will be available for selection after his loan spell from Blackburn Rovers was extended until the end of the season.
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