Orient midfielder Taiwo loses appeal

Midfielder must serve a three-game ban

Orient midfielder Solomon Taiwo has lost his appeal after being sent off during Saturday’s game against Walsall.

It means he will start a three-game ban and miss tonight’s match at Wycombe Wanderers, as well as the games against Tranmere Rovers and Brentford.

Manager Russell Slade will also be without on-loan goalkeeper Marek Stech, who injured his ankle at the weekend.

With teenager Tom Lovelock the only fit goalkeeper at the club, the O’s boss has moved quickly to sign a replacement for tonight’s game.


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Leeds United goalkeeper Paul Rachukba has been captured on a month-long loan and he will meet up with his new team-mates at Wycombe tonight for the first time.

With Lee Butcher and Jamie Jones both injured, Rachukba will be the fourth on-loan keeper the club have used this season.

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Orient will also be without defender Ryan Dickson, who suffered a thigh injury at the weekend, while there are doubts over Scott Cuthbert and striker David Mooney.

On loan striker Calvin Andrew could make his first start after joining from Crystal Palace and coming on as a substitute last weekend.

“Everyone wants to play football and when you come to a new club sometimes you have to wait your turn,” said Andrew.

“But you come on loan to play games and the manager knows what I can do and hopefully I will get a few starts.

“The target is to try and get in the team to start with and once I’m in there the targets will change.”

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