Leyton Orient will look to avoid a potential FA Cup banana skin in Sunday’s first-round clash against non-league Maldon & Tiptree.
The League Two side are without skipper Jobi McAnuff and full-back Sam Ling for the visit of the in-form Isthmian League North side.
The pair are expected to be out a few more weeks, but Orient head coach Carl Fletcher believes there is enough strength in depth to rotate this weekend.
Defender Jamie Turley played 60 minutes on his comeback from a long-standing groin injury in the EFL Trophy in midweek.
Maldon & Tiptree will be looking to spring a surprise on their first-round bow.
Wayne Brown’s men have already scored 72 goals in all competitions this season and remain unbeaten in the Isthmian League North.
Maldon & Tiptree are in the first round for the first time in their history, having already overcome Saffron Walden Town, Histon, Wingate & Finchley, Chertsey Town and Royston Town.
The Jammers geared up for the match by beating Grays Athletic 3-1 last weekend thanks to Jorome Slew’s brace and a Rob Girdlestone effort.