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Scott Lindsey: “Sticking to our game plan will be key”

Town boss says his players are ready for Orient showdown…

15 August 2022

Swindon Town First-Team Head Coach, Scott Lindsey, says his players continue to make strides in each match they play, but sticking to their plan of action will be vital in getting all three points at The County Ground tomorrow evening.

Speaking in his latest pre-match press conference, Lindsey also assessed his sides chances against a Leyton Orient side that boast a one hundred per cent record in League Two to date.

Here are the key points as Scott addressed the press earlier today.

Injury news…

“Ciaran Brennan has come back into the building today. He hasn’t trained as we begin the latest concussion protocols which are really important as we ensure it is safe for him to return to action.

“It’s something we need to take step by step and work closely with him on. Throughout the week we will gradually up the intensity until he’s made a full recovery.

“Aside to Ciaran, we’ve got a few bumps and bruises, but no new injuries on the list.”

Dealing with two games in quick succession…

“Having two games come as quickly as these means recovery is really important.

“The lads had Sunday off and started later today, but were obviously given instructions during this down time to ensure they’re ticking over, but rest is crucial when games come thick and fast like these.

“From a coaching perspective, I’ve been working closely with my team to assess the Carlisle game and look at Leyton Orient’s threats. An awful lot of work goes in to this to make sure we have everything in place.”

Lindsey on the identity of his team…

“I feel we are improving game by game. We’ve obviously signed a lot of players over the summer and it takes a while for them to bed in and get the understanding they need.

“I think we are making improvements both with and without the ball in games, but we’re also working on being tighter and less open, and ensuring we work on all the aspects we need to make us better.

“I think we’ve been better at dominating the ball since the Salford game, and this is something we continue to focus on.”

The threat of Orient…

“It goes without saying Leyton Orient are a good side.

“They’ve started the season well with three good results in the league. They play a very expansive 4-3-3, keep the ball and attack well.

“Theo Archibald is a threat as he often comes off the right to cut back onto his left, but lets not forget we have some really good attacking threats as well and will cause them problems.

“We feel we can really hurt them, but it’s always tough against a side that is flying high with lots of confidence, but hopefully we can put a stop to that.

“We want to play possession based football at a good tempo. If we stick to our game plan, make a good aggressive start and dominate the game in key areas, we’ll get a result.”

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