CLUB physio Andy Cook will be working overtime tomorrow trying to get sore bodies fit and firing for Eastleigh's huge Vanarama National League test at Leyton Orient (Tuesday, 7.45pm).

The Spitfires, already without injured centre-back Reda Johnson and suspended skipper Danny Hollands, have question marks over four more key players ahead of the trip to Brisbane Road.

Ex-Saints midfielder Oscar Gobern bowed out at half-time with a calf problem in Saturday’s frustrating 4-2 defeat at AFC Fylde in which the Spitfires had a two-goal lead wrenched from their grasp.

Defender Alex Wynter (groin) and right wing-back Josh Hare (ankle) are also in discomfort along with dead-ball maestro Mark Yeates who landed awkwardly on his shoulder after a coming-together towards the end of the game.

“Hopefully they should be okay, but Wynts I’m more concerned about because there’s never anything wrong with him. When he says he’s sore, he’s sore,” said manager Ben Strevens.

“I don’t think Yeatesy’s shoulder is too serious, but he’s dislocated it twice in the past, so it’s about being sensible with him.

“Yeatesy’s key for us with set-pieces and a lot of the stuff we do. He’s pretty much played every game apart from the odd occasion when I’ve taken him off for a bit of a rest.

“Cooky’s got the boys coming in tomorrow, so we’ll see how that goes before we name the team.

“I’d hoped Reda would be back by now, but he’s still got a thigh problem he felt in training, although he might have a chance for the weekend.”

Both teams will have plenty to prove tonight after a less than satisfactory weekend.

While play-off chasing Eastleigh slipped to a second defeat in five days, Orient surrendered top spot to Salford City after being held 2-2 at home by Halifax, making it three games without a win.

“They’re the same as us. They’ve had a bit of a wobble after going on a real good run, but it happens to a lot of teams,” said Strevens.

“Orient are a good side and if they win tomorrow, they’re top again. We’d all love to be in that position where you can have wobble and then find yourselves back on top.

“It’s another tough one, but we’re more than capable of beating them.

“It’s going to be a great one to play in. They’re selling tickets for a fiver, so it’s going to be a sell-out.

"It should be an amazing atmosphere.”

The seventh-placed Spitfires host fellow play-off contenders Gateshead at the Silverlake on Saturday (3pm) before Easter games against Dagenham & Redbridge (away, Good Friday) and Maidenhead United (home, Easter Monday).

They round off the regular league campaign away at Boreham Wood on April 27.

“We’ve got five games to go and we’re just trying to keep everyone – players, the people at the club and the fans – level-headed,” added Strevens.