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BIG MATCH PREVIEW: Leyton Orient V Swindon Town

All you need to know ahead of tonight!

7 December 2021

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Swindon Town are back in EFL Sky Bet League Two action when they take on Leyton Orient at the Breyer Group Stadium later tonight.

After beating Walsall in the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday and then being rewarded with a plum home tie against Premier League giants Manchester City, it is back to the league for the Reds this evening. 

Ben Garner's team have won eight straight on the road in all competitions and they will be looking to make it nine tonight, but they will have to be at their best against an Orient team who are very good at home.

Here's everything you need to know ahead of the game...

LAST TIME WE MET

Goals from Keshi Anderson and Jerry Yates, coupled with an own goal from Joe Widdowson, gave Town all three points in a 3-1 win against Leyton Orient away from home on Saturday 7th September 2019.

LAST FIVE

Season / Date Competition  Result  Town Scorers
2019-20 - 7 Sep (A) Sky Bet League Two 1-3 Anderson, Widdowson (OG), Yates
2014-15 - 3 May (H) Sky Bet League One 2-2  Rodgers, Williams 
2014-15 - 4 Oct (A) Sky Bet League One 1-2 M. Smith, Byrne 
2013-14 - 22 Feb (A) Sky Bet League One 2-0   
2013-14 - 23 Nov (H) Sky Bet League One 1-3 Ajose 

FULL RECORD V LEYTON ORIENT

P W D L F A
84 28 26 30 113 105

TICKET NEWS

Town have sold over 850 tickets for tonight's trip to Orient, while fans wanting to pay on the day will be able to do so. 

For those who have bought but have not yet collected your tickets, you will be able to do so from the Orient Ticket Office this evening.

TEAM NEWS

Town should have no fresh injury concerns for this evening's game, which is good news for Head Coach Ben Garner.

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ONE TO WATCH

Harry Smith is well known to Town fans having spent a spell on loan at SN1 during the 2017-18 season, and he's been on fire for Orient so far this season.

Smith has bagged nine goals in 2021-22 and he poses a threat both on the floor and in the air, so he will be one to watch for Town this evening.

A WORD FROM BOTH CAMPS:

Kenny Jackett, Leyton Orient Manager: "They’re a good side, they are up there on merit. Both sides will be having aspirations and aims to be at the top of the league this season, and that leads towards a cracking game on Tuesday night.”

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Ben Garner, Swindon Town Head Coach: "They are very well organised, they have a really good structure to their team, they work really hard and press very well without the ball and are very good on transitions and can play through the pitch very quickly.

"They are organised from set-plays and their long throws are a threat as well, so they are a good, good team and they had a bit of investment in the summer.

"They've got some good players, they've got some really good players for the level and we know it is going to be a really, really difficult game, but one we're looking forward to.

"They are a team that punish mistakes, they are ruthless so we've got to be very good with the ball."

ELSEWHERE IN SKY BET LEAGUE TWO

Bristol Rovers v Port Vale (7:45pm)

Exeter City v Northampton (7:45pm)

Harrogate Town v Forest Green Rovers (7:45pm)

Mansfield Town v Carlisle United (7:45pm)

Newport County v Sutton United (7:45pm)

Oldham Athletic v Tranmere Rovers (7:45pm)

Stevenage v Scunthorpe United (7:45pm)

Walsall v Crawley Town (7:45pm)

OFFICIALS

Referee - Darren Drysdale

Assistant Referee - Daniel Cook

Assistant Referee - Stephen Brown

Fourth Official - Greg Read

FOLLOW THE ACTION LIVE

Can’t make it to Leyton Orient? Don’t panic because there are numerous ways to keep up to date with all the action.

Live updates will be available on our Twitter and Facebook pages, in addition to our Match Centre on the website, which can be found at the top of the home page on matchdays.

In the wake of the game, https://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/ will be the place to go with a full report, reaction and pictures available to view and read through shortly after the final whistle.


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