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.

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