TEAM NEWS: New loanees start for Leyton Orient against Brentford

By IAIN LIDDLE NEW loan signings John Spicer and Eric Lichaj both start for Leyton Orient in their game at Brentford this afternoon.

By IAIN LIDDLE

NEW loan signings John Spicer and Eric Lichaj both start for Leyton Orient in their game at Brentford this afternoon.

Lichaj, a versatile defender who has joined on a one month loan from Aston Villa, will slot in at right back, with skipper Stephen Purches having failed to shake off a persistent calf injury.

James Jones returns between the posts, but striker Scott McGleish also misses out due to injury and is not even fit enough to take a place on the substitutes' bench.


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Former Arsenal trainee Spicer will line up in midfield, with manager Geraint Williams likely to utilise a 4-5-1 formation, with James Scowcroft set to be deployed on the right-hand side.

Brentford have a current Gunner in their line-up, with highly-rated Polish keeper Wojciech Szczesny starting in goal.

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They also give debuts to new loanees Pim Balkestein and Lewis Grabban.

Orient: Jones, Chorley, Mkandawire, Chambers, Thornton, Demetriou, Daniels, Tehoue, Spicer, Scowcroft, Lichaj.

Subs: Morris, Ashworth, Jarvis, Cave-Brown, Baker, Smith, Patulea/

Brentford: Szczesny, O'Connor, Bean, Saunders, MacDonald, Weston, Wood, Diagouraga, Grabban, Balkestein, Legge.

Subs: Price, Cort, Hunt, Foster, Strevens, Osborne, Blake.

Referee: Mr K Stroud.

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