Orient defender Cuthbert faces spell on the sidelines

Boss Slade admits he will be out for weeks

Orient defender Scott Cuthbert is set for a spell on the sidelines after suffering a recurrence of a hamstring injury.

Cuthbert, who missed the end of last season with a hamstring problem, limped out of the action in the opening game against Tranmere and Orient boss Russell Slade admitted things are not looking good: “He is going to be out for a good few weeks,” he admitted.

The O’s have yet to pick up a point and following Tuesday night’s 1-0 defeat against Stevenage Slade said: “Nobody wanted to get off to a better start than me.

“We worked so hard over the close season to try and get the pre-season right and it leaves a sick feeling inside to be honest that we did not get something from Tuesday’s game.


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“I don’t think we deserved anything from the Tranmere match on Saturday, but against Stevenage we deserved to come away with something.”

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