Leyton Orient v Blackpool injury and team news - four out and two doubts

Latest injury and team news ahead of Leyton Orient versus Blackpool in the EFL League One clash at Brisbane Road.

Blackpool hope to continue their momentum when they travel to Brisbane Road to face play-off rivals Leyton Orient in the EFL League One.

The Seasiders are in good spirits after defeating Bolton Wanderers 4-1 at Bloomfield Road at the weekend. Jake Beesley was on target twice and was joined by Marvin Ekpiteta and Jordan Lawrence-Gabriel in the scoring.

Neil Crichley's side are now just four points off of the play-offs and have a game in hand over Oxford United with the U's not playing until Saturday. Blackpool are on the search for three straight league victories for the first time since January with a good run of form needed if they are to maintain their promotion push.

Orient haven't won in their last six games against Blackpool and the last meeting finished goalless back at Bloomfield Road in August. The London-based last victory against Blackpool came in March 2001 with Matt Lockwood on target for the O's that day.

The hosts might have to do without their manager though after Richie Wellens was dismissed in their win against Oxford United at the weekend. He had only served a three-game ban earlier this month but could have to watch the game against his former club from the stands. Wellens was a Blackpool player from 2000 to 2005 and was part of the side that won the Third Division play-offs back in 2001, as well as winning the EFL Trophy in 2002 and in 2004.

Despite Wellens' disciplinary record, Orient have eight wins in 13 matches and have recorded the second most points in 2024 with only league leaders Portsmouth picking up more. Orient are just two points behind and a victory would see them leapfrog Blackpool into eighth.

Both clubs have players ruled out with injury but in terms of Blackpool, they've got a few last minute decisions to make. Here's the latest injury and team news ahead of kick-off.

Comment Guidelines

National World encourages reader discussion on our stories. User feedback, insights and back-and-forth exchanges add a rich layer of context to reporting. Please review our Community Guidelines before commenting.