Tough decisions for Orient boss Slade

League One: Orient v Bury, Saturday 3pm.

Orient boss Russell Slade faces a real selection dilemma as his side go looking for their third consecutive win against Bury on Saturday.

Goalkeeper Ben Alnwick and winger George Porter are both likely to be back in contention following injury.

Alnwick, on loan from Spurs, has extended his loan spell for another couple of months and could go straight back into the side at the weeekend.

“Ben Alnwick and George Porter should be available for selection,” confirmed the O’s boss.


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The Spurs keeper has missed the last four games because of injury, while Porter was carried off in the home victory against Preston North End two weeks ago with a dead leg.

“Ben Chorley and Jimmy Smith are also making progress, but they might just miss out. They are more likely to be ready the following week,” said Slade.

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With defender Elliot Omozusi and striker Jamie Cureton both fit and on the bench at Scunthorpe last weekend Slade admitted: “You can’t beat having cometition for places and that’s starting to happen now.”

The Orient boss hopes that back-to-back wins against Preston North End and Scunthorpe will see the confidence come flooding back.

“Bury at home isn’t going to be an easy game, no games are easy in this league,” said Slade.

“But we have got a home game in which we can try to get out of the bottom four and the big hole that we’ve dug for oursleves at the start of the season.

“It’s imperative that we build on the platform we have laid down in the last couple of weeks.”

Both sides have hit form recently and have taken seven points from a possible nine.

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