Swindon Town first team coach Tommy Wright is expecting a compelling game when his side visit Leyton Orient tomorrow. The Robins head to East London looking for back to back wins and Wright is expecting an open game. Speaking to Swindon Advertiser “from what I have seen so far they are a very attacking team, they do go for it. I wouldn’t put my money on it being 0-0″.
- Sit fifth on 11 points
- League Record – P6 W3 D2 L1 F11 A7
- Only lost one of last four games – W1 D2 L1
- Not won back to back games since March
The Robins moved up to fifth after a 3-1 home victory over Morecambe last weekend. A brace from Eoin Doyle and a Jerry Yates strike inside the first half set them on their way. Lewis Alessandra briefly levelled for the Shrimpers but the Robins prevailed for their first win in four games.
Despite the victory, manager Richie Wellens was left disappointed with his sides second half performance. The former Oldham boss felt his side let Morecambe off the hook and became sloppy. Speaking to Football League Paper “it doesn’t really feel like a win because I don’t think we were great. When we got it right and executed what we wanted to do, we looked good and created chances. We scored goals at good times but we were far too sloppy and it was the worst we’ve played by a long stretch”.
- First Half last week – 60% possession, 8 shots, 4 on target
- Second Half – 42% possession , 5 shots, 0 on target
Striker Keshi Anderson grabbed his second assist of the season on Saturday and acknowledges his side need to develop a ruthless streak. Speaking following the victory over Morecambe to Swindon Advertiser “I think it’s natural instinct when you know you’re cruising to be a bit lacklustre and drop your levels a bit. It’s something that we as a team want to be able to flush out. We want to go for the full 90 minutes, just grinding down teams and putting them away”.
- Kept just one clean sheet all season
- Without a clean sheet in last seven games (five league games)
- Kept one clean sheet in last nine league games
Wellens who joined the Robins back in 2018 will be hoping his side can challenge towards the top seven this season. Key for the 39 year old is to find solutions to problems. Speaking to Football League Paper “we won’t brush things under the carpet because there were certain things there that weren’t good enough but we take the positives in the result. You can’t have it all. We’ve performed in the first five games overall. Today we were a bit off it”.
Swindon are unbeaten in the league on their travels so far this season and the Robins will be followed by 1300 away fans at the Breyer Group Stadium tomorrow. Wright who joined the club from Carlisle in the summer is not surprised by the support and is hoping they can repay them with victory. Speaking to Swindowntownfc.co.uk “I know they have got good support and I think they are enjoying it, I think they ca see we are flourishing and are trying to go forward in the right way. The tradition of Swindon has always been to play good, entertaining football and hopefully we can keep it going”.
- Only lost one of their last eight away league games – W2 D5 L1
The Robins are the second highest scorers in the division and Wright is expecting them to continue at Orient tomorrow. The O’s who were crowned National League Champions last season sit in mid table but despite only just coming up Wright feels the O’s will be amongst it this season. Speaking to Swindon Advertiser “I am pretty sure they won’t be in danger of relegation, I think they will be one of the teams up there. They have got players who are capable of scoring goals as we do, I think it will be an entertaining game”.
- Only failed to score in one of their six league games
- Scored in three of their last four games – five in last two
- Scored in eight of their last nine league games
Michael Doughty is still suspended while defender Zeki Fryers is set to miss out. New signing Anthony Grant and Steven Benda could be involved after joining on loan from Shrewsbury and Swansea respectively.
Head to Head – Swindon 27, Draw 25, Leyton Orient 29
Last meeting – 03/05/2015 – Swindon Town 2-2 Leyton Orient
- Swindon have only won one of the last ten meetings – W1 D4 L5
- Three of the last four wins between sides have been by the away side
- There has been at least three goals in three of last four meetings
- There has been two 0-0 draws in the last ten meetings
Last Time Out – 31/08/2019 – Swindon Town 3-1 Morecambe
Prediction – Leyton Orient 1-2 Swindon Town