Portsmouth V Leyton Orient at Fratton Park : Match Preview

13 January 2017
Portsmouth V Leyton Orient - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.

New signing Jamal Lowe likely to be in Portsmouth squad for Leyton Orient visit

New signing Jamal Lowe is likely to be included in the Portsmouth squad for the visit of Leyton Orient.

The striker recently arrived at Fratton Park from non-league Hampton and Richmond and marked his first appearance in a Pompey shirt with a goal as the reserves thrashed Exeter 6-2 on Tuesday.

Forward Conor Chaplin scored a hat-trick in that game and is likely to replace the out-of-sorts Michael Smith up front for the team fourth in League Two.

Manager Paul Cook is set to prefer Kal Naismith to Gary Roberts once more despite the Blues' top scorer returning from a period of rest over Christmas, while Curtis Main (abdominal strain) remains the only injury concern.

Leyton Orient will be without captain Robbie Weir for the rest of the season after he suffered anterior cruciate ligament damage at Exeter earlier this month.

Vice-captain Liam Kelly will also be unavailable for the trip to Fratton Park while striker Sam Dalby (ankle) remains sidelined.

Midfielder Sammy Moore is available for selection again following his loan spell at Dover.

Orient are 21st, and only four points above the bottom two, following back-to-back league defeats.