League One latest: Orient can claim top spot, but Wolves handed boost

Leyton Orient

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Leyton Orient have another chance to return to the top of the league tonight having missed their first opportunity at the weekend. With Brentford and Wolves' games postponed on Saturday, Russell Slade's side could've returned to the summit with a win over Peterborough, but despite leading 1-0 in the second half, the O's slipped to a 2-1 defeat, leaving them in third place.

Tonight they face another home game as they take on Bristol City, who are still firmly entrenched in the relegation zone even after they replaced Sean O'Driscoll with Steve Cotterill. Elsewhere in League One, relegation threatened Carlisle take on Bradford, and Port Vale face Colchester, with the business end of the season looming large.

Title-chasing Wolverhampton Wanderers have been handed a timely boost as goalkeeper Carl Ikeme has returned to training. The Nigerian shot-stopper broke a bone in his hand on New Year's Day, and will now compete with his deputy Aaron McCarey, who has performed admirably in Ikeme's absence, giving manager Kenny Jackett a tough call to make.

"I'm feeling very positive about the fact he's back but whether I continue with Aaron or start with Carl again, I think I've got two very good goalkeepers, and that's what I want.” said Jackett.

Meanwhile, Tranmere have extended the loan deal of Everton winger Matthew Kennedy. The 19-year-old joined on a month's loan in January, and will now stay for a further month after impressing manager Ronnie Moore. Moore said, “Matthew has done well since he's been here. He's quick and direct and is a handful for opponents. I think he can get better too. He's only young but he's learning quickly and hopefully will start to add some goals to his game.”

There is also some unsavoury news coming out of Leyton Orient's game with Peterborough at the weekend, as Posh fans have been accused of vandalism at the Matchroom Stadium. Peterborough chairman Darragh MacAnthony has declared that he will ban any fans found guilty of damaging Orient's stadium, with Posh footing the bill for repairs required.

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