Revell out for season but Spring returns for Orient

Smith’s missing too, but skipper Dawson is confident of making the play-offs

Orient striker Alex Revell has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.

O’s took to continue their play-off push tonight against Carlisle, but Revell, who has netted 14 goals in all competitions, will be missing.

The striker was stretchered off in last Tuesday’s match against Plymouth and O’s boss Russell Slade admitted: “The scans revealed that there is ligament damage and the chances of him returning this season are probably remote, but we will know a little more when the swelling goes down.”

Orient will also be without midfielder Jimmy Smith, who limped off in the second half of Saturday’s clash with Southampton.

Ben Chorley is unlikely to have recovered from a thigh strain and will also be missing.

However, the O’s boss will be able to call upon the services of midfielder Matthew Spring, who is available after a three- match ban and is set to return to the side.

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Despite the injury worries, O’s skipper Stephen Dawson insists Orient can edge out both Rochdale and Bournemouth and clinch the last play-off place.

“I think so and I believe so, we’re not going to give up, that’s for sure,” said the skipper.

“We will keep going to the death and we will keep believing that we can do it.”

Dawson insistss there will be more twists and turns as the race unfolds.

“There are still lots of points to play for and anything can happen in this league,” he said.

“Everyone can beat each other. No-one thought Tranmere would have gone to Bournemouth and won on Saturday.”