Selection dilemma for Williams

ORIENT boss Geraint Williams faces a selection dilemma ahead of Tuesday night s home clash with Yeovil Town as his side look to scramble out of the relegation zone when they play their first game of 2010. The O s have seen successive matches against Yeov

ORIENT boss Geraint Williams faces a selection dilemma ahead of Tuesday night's home clash with Yeovil Town as his side look to scramble out of the relegation zone when they play their first game of 2010.

The O's have seen successive matches against Yeovil, Oldham Athletic and Bristol Rovers all postponed since their last game on Monday, December 28 against Southend United.

Williams will be boosted by the return of several key players, as skipper Stephen Purches has recovered from illness and Charlie Daniels is fit again after sustaining an ankle injury during the Boxing Day clash at Brighton.

The duo are set to return to the side and Sean Thornton will be available again following a one-game ban, while Ryan Jarvis has also recovered from illness.


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New signing Jonathan T�hou� also comes into contention along with loan signings Matthew Briggs and Nicky Adams, who joined the club last week.

T�hou�, who is 25-years-old, has played top-flight football in France, Belgium and Turkey, while Briggs is an 18-year-old defender who has joined on a one-moth loan deal from Premier League side Fulham.

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He has represented England at under-19 and under-20 level and will remain at Brisbane Road until February 13.

Williams said: "He is a left-sided defender who is comfortable on the ball and we feel that with his mobility he will add to our defensive options, giving competition for the defenders already at the club.

Briggs made history when he became the youngest player to make a Premier League appearance at the age of just 16 years and 65 days at Middlesbrough on the final day of the 2006-07 season.

Adams, meanwhile, is a 23-year-old midfielder, who has joined from Leicester City and he will also stay until February 13.

He has made 28 appearances for the Foxes, with eight of them coming this season, since he joined Leicester in July 2008 in a �100,000 deal from Bury.

However, Williams will be without centre half Ben Chorley, who faces a one-game ban after picking up five yellow cards, so Luke Ashworth or Briggs stand by.

There will be no Andros Townsend either, following his return to Spurs and he has since joined the MK Dons on loan.

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