PREVIEW: Orient v Sheffield United

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With games running out Leyton Orient find themselves on a five-match run without a win going into the last home fixture of the season. The O’s suffered defeat in their last outing as they succumbed to a 1-0 loss at Rochdale on Tuesday night.

Sheffield United arrive in E10 having only lost one of their previous five matches. The Blades are currently 5th in League 1 and a point on the weekend will secure a play-off spot for Nigel Clough’s side.

Orient have no fresh injury concerns on the back of Tuesday’s defeat at Rochdale. Darius Henderson, Andrea Dossena and Gary Sawyer all missed the trip to Spotland and will undergo fitness tests ahead of the game this weekend. Goalkeeper Gary Woods returned to full training on Thursday and could feature in the matchday squad.

Sheffield United boss Nigel Clough has revealed that both Matty Done and Ryan Flynn remain doubts. Done has scored 7 goals since arriving at Bramall Lane from Rochdale in February but is struggling with a groin injury, while Flynn has a hamstring problem.

Leyton Orient 0

Sheffield United 1


The sides last met at the Matchroom Stadium earlier on this season in the Capital One Cup third round. Michael Higdon’s 2nd minute goal proved to be the difference as the Blades progressed to the next round in what was Russell Slade’s final match as O’s boss.

Football League sponsors Sky Bet have priced Orient at 17/10 to win on the weekend, while Sheffield United are 6/4. The odds for a draw are 12/5.

Tomorrow’s Match Sponsors are Hosts International.

Tomorrow’s Match Ball Sponsors are Re Think Productivity.

You can follow all the action as it happens on the O’s Twitter, read live updates on the Orient Wall, and also listen to live commentary of the game with Dave Victor on Orient Player.