Football - Orient to monitor Symes

Leyton Orient will hand a fitness test to Michael Symes ahead of the Boxing Day clash with Swindon.

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The striker missed the 3-1 defeat to Scunthorpe - a result which ended the O's eight-match winning run - with a hamstring problem but is hoping to be fit to meet Paolo Di Canio's side.

Orient remain without their captain Nathan Clarke, who is expected to be sidelined for a further month after suffering a hairline fracture in his foot.

Kevin Lisbie and Gary Sawyer are expected to be fine despite the pair struggling with minor knocks last week.

Boss Russell Slade has no other injury problems as his side finally get the chance to bounce back from their defeat against Scunthorpe, after Saturday's match at Notts County was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

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