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Team News: Leyton Orient v MK Dons

10:00 18 October 2014

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Orient's Kevin Nugent looks on (pic: Simon O'Connor)

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Leyton Orient interim manager Kevin Nugent admits they are down to the bare bones at the moment, but insists the players that are available are more than capable of beating MK Dons today.

The O’s have been hit by a plethora of injuries so far this term, and could only include three senior players on the bench last week against Sheffield United.

No new arrivals have come in during the week and with Jobi McAnuff now serving a one-match suspension for his sending off at Bramall Lane, Nugent’s options are reduced further.

But despite the lack of numbers, Nugent feels the O’s still have enough quality on the pitch to record their first home win of the season.

“We’ve got some injuries, there’s no doubt about that,” said Nugent. “The players that are on the pitch though are more than capable of beating anyone in the league.

“We’ll assess all the injuries, but it will be similar to how it was at Sheffield United.”

The O’s are unlikely to be able to call on any of their lengthy list of injured players with Adam Legzdins (finger), Mathieu Baudry (hamstring), Gary Sawyer (tendonitis), Lloyd James (broken leg), Dean Cox (knee), David Mooney (ankle) and Kevin Lisbie (shoulder).

That means the likes Charlie Grainger, Sam Ling, Scott Kashket and Harry Lee are likely to get another youngster alongside them on the bench against the Dons and maybe one or two will get their chance.

MK Dons boss Karl Robinson will have to make a decision whether to play teen sensation Dele Alli after his involvement for England under-19s in midweek.

Defender Anthony Kay could return to the squad after recovering from a hamstring injury, but Lee Hodson (ankle), George Baldock (ankle) and Danny Green are their only players definitely ruled out for the match at Brisbane Road.

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