“We Go In Very Good Spirits”

Bradford City manager Derek Adams is relishing life in the Bantams hotseat. The 46 year old has given his side their best league start to a season since 2016/2017 and is looking to continue that against Leyton Orient on Saturday. Speaking to bradfordcity.co.uk we’re looking forward to it, it’s a good venue to go to, we always enjoy going there. We’re taking big support and we’re coming off a really positive result against Mansfield”.

Only Forest Green (13) have scored more league goals than Bradford (9)

The Bantams made it three wins from their first four league games with a 3-2 victory away at Mansfield last weekend. Paulie O’Connor headed them ahead before an Ollie Hawkins brace saw them fall behind. However second half strikes from Charles Vernam and Andy Cook sealed victory.

Bradford’s Last Five Results

Bradford trailed for the first time in the league against Mansfield and O’Connor was pleased with his sides resilence to battle back. Speaking to bradfordcity.co.uk I thought we showed decent character to stay in the game and get the result. The most important thing was don’t panic. We dusted ourselves down and went again”.

After five games in two weeks, it was a welcome week on the training ground for Adams. The 46 year old swapped Morecambe for the Bantams in the summer is keen to build on their start to the season. Speaking to bradfordcityafc.com it’s important, we’ve had a very busy start to the season, having a free week only benefits us. I am very pleased with how we’ve started the season. It is important to remember we are still in the early stages and there is a long way to go”.

Five different scorers for Bradford in the League (two defenders)

O’Connor was delighted to notch his first of the season at Mansfield and to seal victory in front of a sold out away end. The 24 year old won the player of the season last year and highlights the threat that Orient could pose them on Saturday. Speaking to bradfordcityafc.com if today is anything to go by the fans will travel in their numbers again. Orient have recruited well this year, they will be there or there about. We are looking forward to it, a packed atmosphere and hopefully another three points”.

The Bantams head to Orient looking for four consecutive league wins for the first time since February. Adams will face Kenny Jackett for the first time since 2019 and the former Plymouth manager highlights the difficulty his side may have at Brisbane Road. Speaking to bradfordcityafc.comthis will certainly be a tough game, Leyton Orient are a good team with plenty of dangerous players and a good manager who likes to play in a certain way. No matter how we perform, the most important thing is that we get another victory”.

Bradford’s Next Six Fixtures

Team News

Lee Angol and Abo Eisa are both still out injured. Oscar Threkeld and Levi Sutton won’t be available but should return to training on Monday. Midfielder Yann Songo’o could continue after making his first start for the Bantams at Mansfield.

Head to Head – Bradford 15, Draw 12, Leyton Orient 17

The Last Seven Meetings Between Sides

Bradford have won four of the last six games – W4 D1 L1

Bradford have only lost one of the last seven – W4 D2 L1

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“There’s Plenty More to Come From Each and Every One of Us”

Leyton Orient defender Connor Wood insists his side are only at the start of the journey. The 25 year old joined the O’s from Bradford in the summer and wants his side to build on their promosing start as they head to Carlisle on Saturday. Speaking to leytonorient.comI’ve thoroughly enjoyed it so far, we’re a fairly new back four but their is real togetherness already. We want to continue to build solidarity and become a real force. Keeping as many clean sheets is the main aim as defenders”.

Orient head North after a comprehensive 3-0 home win over Exeter last weekend. First half goals from Aaron Drinan and Omar Beckles set them on their way before on loan Lincoln winger Theo Arichbald sealed the victory. Manager Kenny Jackett stated to leytonorient.com after the win “we didn’t have everything our own way, I always felt we needed that third goal and it was a real quality goal”.

Orient’s results so far

There was plenty of change at the O’s during the summer with Wood one of nine summer signings alongside Jackett’s arrival. Despite the wholesale changes, Wood feels there is a real togetherness being developed and is keen to continue their unbeaten league run. Speaking to leytonorient.comyou can already see how well we have gelled together, we have bonded as a team which is massive. It’s important to get a run going early doors and build momentum. You can see it on the pitch how close we are and how much we demand of each other. It’s a great bunch and I’m reallly excited to see where it goes”.

The trip to Carlisle starts a busy week for the O’s who have back to back home games on Tuesday and Saturday. Orient will be looking to build on recent performances with Jackett highlighting the significance of every game. Speaking to leytonorient.com all games are important, you want a good home record and want to build a good raport with the supporters. Similiary when on the road, we do really appreciate the suporters who make the effort and help us to achieve”. He added “Salford was excellent in terms of support, it is up to us to put on a performance to encourage them, on and off the ball we have to be at our best”.

Orient’s Next Six Fixtures

Carlisle are unbeaten so far in the league with five points from three games and Jackett knows that the Cumbrians could be a threat on Saturday. Speaking to leytonorient.com they are a good team, well coached. They have a good attitude and quality, maybe Covid and a few things conspired against them last season, they were a little bit unlucky. They will be wanting to replicate that I’m sure. For us we won’t underestimate anybody, we will give them the respect they deserve. My focus is mainly on my team, my aim is my sides performance”.

Carlisle Sat Top of League Two at the start of 2021

After their COVID outbreak, Carlisle only took nine points from next 42 points

Wood lost both games against the Cumbrians for Bradford last season and certainly knows what to expect at Brunton Park. Speaking to leytonorient.com it will be another tough challenge and one we want to overcome. Carlisle play completly differently to what we have experienced so far. We will create a gameplan to nullify their threats and provide best chance to win”.

Carlisle were joint top scorers at home last season

Team News

Striker Paul Smyth remains sidelined through injury while defender Adam Thompson is continuing his rehab from a broken leg. Harry Smith is fit after coming through last weekend’s victory over Exeter. Goalkeeper Sam Sargeant is unavailable after joining Barnet on loan in midweek so young Rhys Byrne is expected to be named on the bench. Forward Tyrese Omotoye should be on the bench after joining on loan from Norwich in midweek.

Head to Head – Carlisle 23, Draw 14, Leyton Orient 21

The Last Seven Meetings Between Sides

Orient have only won one of the last seven meetingsW1 D3 L3

Five of the last seven wins between the sides have been from the away side

Both teams have scored in six of the last seven meetings and 11 of last 13 games

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“We’re Going into Every Game Confident”

Exeter City defender Jack Sparkes is confident his side can pick up their first win of the season against Leyton Orient. The Grecians travel to East London after back to back 0-0 draws but the 20 year old feels it is only a matter of time before the win arrives. Speaking to exetercityfc.co.uk we are in a good place as a team. We played reasonably well Tuesday and played well Saturday. It’s a case of getting the ball over the line”.

The Grecians bowed out of the League Cup on penalties to Wycombe Wanderers on Tuesday night with manager Matt Taylor disappointed his side failed to score again. Speaking to exetercityfc.co.ukwe needed to create more, I felt it was a little timid from start to finish. First half it pitted out into a nothing game. We’ve got to show a little more and effect the ball in more dangerous areas”.

After having a Covid scare in midweek, the Grecians produced a clear round of tests on Thursday with Taylor keen to look ahead to the trip to Orient. It will be Exeter first away game with supporters for 524 days and the 29 year old excited to see them back. Speaking to exetercityfc.co.uk all our minds are focused on this weekend, the squad is a little bit thin with injuries anway then the covid is not ideal. When we travel in numbers it just shows our unity as a club. We are so well supported on our travels so to hear any noise will be absolutely brilliant”.

Exeter’s Next Six Games

Exeter brought in striker Padraig Amond on loan in midweek hoping to add to their firepower going forward. Despite the lack of a goal, Sparkes knows his side have been creating the opportunities to score. Speaking to exetercityfc.co.ukwe have made chances in the last few games, sometimes it’s how football works out. It’s a game we are going into thinking we can win. We’re looking forward Orient, focusing on ourselves and we’re ready.”.

The Grecians took four points off the O’s last season but Taylor is keen to highlight there has been plenty of positive changes at Brisbane Road over the summer. The 39 year old spoke to exetercityfc.co.uk “their not at full strength similiar to ourselves. They have a really experienced manager who has a lot of knowhow at this level and above. We do expect them to be stronger than last season and to improve. Judging by their game at Salford, they were really impressive and we feel they are moving in the right direction”.

League Position under Matt Taylor

Taylor saw Orient first hand on Wednesday as the O’s bowed out to QPR on Wednesday night and the 39 year old knows the threat they may pose. Speaking to exetercityfc.co.uk it was a game of two halves, Orient became more aggressive as the game went on. They were had more purpose in and out of position and probably deserved to win the game of football. We both had creditable performance and lost on penalties. Both will be looking for the same thing on Saturday, three points and a return for their effort”.

Taylor’s League Record – P130 W55 D41 L34

Team News

New signing Padriag Amond is available after his loan move from Newport. Josh Key should be available after receiving a negative Covid test. Tim Dieng and Jonathon Grounds are doubts but Sam Nombe is out with Covid. Archie Collins, Sam Stubbs and Josh Coley are all still unavailable through injury.

Head to Head – Exeter City 33, Draw 26, Leyton Orient 33

The Last Eight Meetings

Exeter are unbeaten in last eight games – W6 D2

Exeter are unbeaten on last three trips to Brisbane Road – W2 D1

Exeter have scored in last eight games, scoring 22 goals

Prediction – Leyton Orient 2-2 Exeter City

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“Get Ready for the Real Stuff”

Salford City captain Ashley Eastham is relishing the start of the season especially with the return of supporters. The 30 year old joined the Amnies in January 2020 but has only played in front of the home fans twice and is delighted to have the opportunity on Saturday. Speaking to salfordcityfc.co.uk last season was tough being an empty season. I’m really excited for this season to be back to some sort of normality. We hope you have plenty to cheer about on Saturday”.

Salford had best home record in League Two last season – P23 W11 D11 L1

Only defeat to Bolton 0-1, 13/04/2021

Manager Gary Bowyer was appointed in the summer after missing out on the play offs by just two points last season. The Amnies are once again one of the bookies favourites but the former Blackburn man highlights that every club will have their sights set on promotion. Speaking to Salfordcityfc.co.uk I’m sure if we went up and down the country, clubs all have expectations. One thing you can guarantee it will be a real tough season, teams all have expectations to get out of the league and we are certainly no different”.

Bowyer’s Record at Salford – P11 W6 D2 L3 F13 A5 20 points

After three managers last season, the Amnies will be hoping Bowyer can bring some stability at the Penisula. Midfielder Matty Willock joined in midweek after being on trial during pre season and revealed the vision of the club helped him make the decision. Speaking to salfordcityfc.co.ukI spoke with the gaffer, the club and they both have the same aspirations s me. We just want to achieve as much as we can in League Two and push on. I want to push as high as possible so I think it is a perfect fit”.

Salford’s last five opening day results

Once again there has been plenty of incomings at the Penisula with Bowyer praising his sides pre season work ahead of the new season. Despite defeat in their pre season game the 50 year was pleased and is raring to go ahead of the visit of Leyton Orient on Saturday. Speaking to salfordcity.co.uk overall it’s been a very good pre season, the program we put together really tested and stretched us in the games. We can see they are fit. I’m delighted pre season is over now and we get ready for the real stuff”.

Salford’s Summer Arrivals

Salford and Orient are no strangers to each other as they sides met at the Penisula on the final day of last season. But there has been plenty of change at the O’s in the summer with Boywer hoping the fans can provide the edge tomorrow. Speaking to salfordcityfc.co.uk “we are all looking forward to Saturday. It has been fantastic to have them back in the stadium but it become a lot more real next week”.

Team News

Tom King looks set for his debut in goal while summer signings Connor McAleny Josh Morris and Matty Lund look set to start against the O’s. Midfielder Matty Willock could be handed a start after his midweek move to the Amnies.

Head to Head

Prediction – Salford City 1-1 Leyton Orient

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“We Want to Start the Campaign Right”

Leyton Orient midfielder Craig Clay is excited ahead of his side’s season opener at Salford City on Saturday. The O’s travel to North to face the Amnies and the 29 year old can’t wait to play in front of a crowd again. Speaking to leytonorient.com we want to start the campaign right, I remember we played them two years ago, we got the late equaliser. To have them back, bringing the atmosphere back will make it feel real again”

Orient’s Last Seven Opening Day Results

It was a summer of change in E10 with the East Londoners appointing former Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett as First Team Manager. The 59 year has enjoyed the pre season work but can’t wait to finally get back to League action. Speaking to leytonorient.comwe are looking forward to it, we have worked hard but now the real stuff starts it’s a new season and a big challenge”.

After being sacked in March, Jackett revealed he analyzed a lot of League Two towards the back of last season after last managing at this level back in 2005. With supporters now allowed back in stadiums the former Wolves manager is keen to build a relationship with the supporters. Speaking to leytonorient.comwe can’t stress enough what they really do. We want to build a really good bond between the players and supporters. That’s comes with performances, effort, cohesion and ultimately results on the pitch”.

Clay signed a new two deal in the summer begins his fifth season at the Breyer Group stadium. With eight incomings and 13 outgoings the former Grimsby man highlighted the importance of pre season and creating togetherness in the group. Speaking to leytonorient.com it’s been really good, everyone gets on with everyone. We’ve had a few team bonding meals. It’s the first step to having a good bond which can help take you places”.

Orient’s Summer Signings

After Salford, the O’s have three consecutive home matches with Jackett keen to gain momentum at the start of the season. The 59 year old acknowledge that his side have a tough start to the campaign but it will provide a good assessment to where his side are. Speaking to leytonorient.com by the end of September, we will have a good idea where we are. We have a wide range of games with some tough away games, with sides that are favourties and spent a lot of money. It will give us a really good idea of where we are in the division and we are really looking forward to it”.

Orient’s First Six Games

Team News

Orient look set to a hand debut to new Club Captain Darren Pratley while defenders Tom James, Connor Wood and Omar Beckles are are also set to start. New strikers Aaron Drinan and Paul Smyth should have overcome knocks to be involved but Harry Smith and Adam Thompson are sidelined through injury. Winger Theo Archibald could start alongside Dan Kemp in attack.

Head to Head

Prediction – Salford 1-1 Leyton Orient

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“The Mantra is to Win the Next One”

Cheltenham Town manager Michael Duff has urged his side to focused ahead of their meeting with Leyton Orient at Jonny-Rocks Stadium. The Robins maintained their spot in the top seven on Tuesday night and the 42 year old is keen to keep looking up. Speaking to ctfc.comthe mantra is to win the next one, we will park up Tuesday night and move onto the next one”

  • Sit 7th on 51 points – inside playoffs on goal difference
  • One defeat in last four – W2  D1  L1
  • Only lost two of their last nine – W4  D3  L2
  • League Record – P31  W13  D12  L6  F45  A25

The Robins bounced back from Saturday’s defeat with  1-0 away at Carlisle on Tuesday night courtesy of Reuben Reid’s second of the season. The 31 year old made his first start since December and was delighted to get the win for his team. Speaking to ctfc.com “if you take in to account the whole scenario , to travel up on the day and the elements. To come and get the win was very satisfying. In the end we probably done enough to get the three points”.

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Cheltenham’s Last Six Results

Cheltenham battled Storm Ciara on Tuesday night and with Storm Dennis on the way, Duff highlighted he wants his side to continue where they left off at Brunton Park. Speaking to ctfc.com we actually played some good football and got in two or three times. We made good chances through good football. We don’t want it to be a game of chance, we want the best team to win. There’s not a lot we can do about the conditions. We expect the mentality and resilience every game, it shouldn’t matter on the weather or stage of the season”.

  • Failed to score in eight league games – one at home
  • Scored in three of last four
  • Scored in last three home games, netting eight
  • Only failed in one of 18 home games all season
  • Scored two or more in 13 league games, nine at home

The Robins grabbed their first clean sheet in six games on Tuesday night and defender Charlie Raglan admitted his side have worked hard on being difficult to play against. The 26 year old has only missed one league match this season and stated to ctfc.comit’s massive, we’ve been pretty good defensively this year but we put a lot of emphasis on our solidity at the back, it’s a nice reward for the back five and goalkeeper. On Tuesday it was a massive team performance so yes a clean sheet is a bonus but three points were always the most important thing”.

  • Best defensive Record in League – conceded just 25 goals in 31 games
  • Kept ten league clean sheets – Three at home
  • Kept just two in last 12 games
  • One clean sheet in last ten home games
  • Not conceded more than twice in a league game, only team in league

Cheltenham are right a play off battle with just one point separating five teams in the battle for the top seven. The Robins host Orient in the first of three consecutive home games and will be looking to stamp their authority. Defender Raglan highlighted the positive of having nine of their remaining 15 games at home to ctfc.comit’ll make a massive difference. We’ve had a decent year at home in terms of results and performances where the fans have been great so we’re going to need them throughout that run we’ve got. Keep the momentum high and make it tough for the opposition teams so we look forward to those nine games and hope we can pick up a few good results”.

  • Home league Record – P14  W8  D4  L2  F30  15
  • Won last three games – F8  A2
  • One defeat in last five games – W3  D1  L1
  • Only lost two at home in league all season
  • 28/51 points come at home

The O’s beat Cheltenham back on the opening day in East London but Duff highlights the Orient arrive in Gloucestershire in form. Speaking to ctfc.com on the Orient, “they’ve picked up, only lost one in six and have some really good performances and it will be a really tough game. They have a real attacking front three, three center forwards on the pitch and have good delivery from wide areas”

  • 66% of league points have come against current bottom half teams
  • Won all seven home games – F21  A5
  • Bottom Half record – P17  W10  D4  L3 

Cheltenham have only lost six league games all season and Raglan highlights his side feel they can win most games if they are at it. Speaking to ctfc.comI think we go into it feeling that we can win the game. We’ve played everybody and not lost many this season but we’ve got a quiet confidence about us. I don’t think we’re arrogant. We’re humble enough to know we’re not the finished article and we haven’t cracked it”. 

  • Scored 27/45 league goals in the second half (19/30) at home
  • Netted 20 in final 30 minutes, with 14 of them coming at home

Team News

Chris Clements returns to the squad after recovering from injury. Striker Luke Varney, midfielder Connor Thomas and defender Jacob Greaves are all pushing for starts after dropping out of the starting 11 at Carlisle in midweek. George Lloyd and Scott Flinders remain out through injury.

Head to Head – Cheltenham 10, Draw 5, Leyton Orient 7

Last Meeting – 03/08/2019 – Leyton Orient 1-0 Cheltenham

Head to head

The Past Seven Meetings Between Sides

  • Cheltenham have only won one of the last four meetings – W1  D1  L2
  • Not won last two at home – D1  L1
  • Four of the last five wins have been 1-0
  • Only two of the last seven games has seen both teams score
  • Has only been one draw in past ten meetings

Last Time Out – 11/02/2020 – Carlisle 0-1 Cheltenham

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Starting 11 vs Carlisle

Prediction – Cheltenham 2-1 Leyton Orient

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“We’re Not Going to Get an Easy Game This Year”

Macclesfield Town Head Coach Mark Kennedy is relishing their trip to Leyton Orient on Saturday. The Silkmen start a crunch week against fellow relegation rivals Orient before a trip to Morecambe on Tuesday and Kennedy acknowledges they will be tough games. Speaking to SilkmenTV it will be a real good test, every game is tough, we’re not going to get an easy game this year, likewise whoever we play isn’t going to have an easy game either”

  • Sit 22nd on 28 points – six above the relegation zone
  • One win in last six games – W1  D2  L3
  • Taken nine points from last 24 available
  • League Record – P30  W7  D13  L10  F28  A33

The Silkmen head to East London after a 1-0 home defeat to Norhampton last weekend. Callum Morton’s strike just before the hour mark inflicted Macclesfield second consecutive defeat. Kennedy stated to SilkmenTVthe overriding emotions at the end was disappointment in the result but I am really pleased with the effort and commitment from the team”.

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Macclesfield Last Six Results

 

Kennedy arrived at Moss Rose back in January after Daryl McMahon left as manager, looking to keep them up. The former Wolves man was pleased to have a free week on the training pitch ahead of their end of season run in. Speaking to SilkmenTV it’s the firs time since I’ve been here we have had time on the grass and it’s been a real good week. As a new coach you want to implement your ideas on to the group. I have clear ideeas on what I want to do, the time has been valubale and it’s been a strong week”.

  • Kept six league clean sheets – (two away)
  • No clean sheet in last six
  • Kept just one in last 12 games
  • No clean sheet in last five away games and one in last 12 on the road
  • Only conceded more than once in two of their last 14 games

Saturday’s defeat was their consecutive game the Silkmen had conceded the first goal. Despite a victory against Forest Green, Kennedy’s men struggled to get back into the game against Northampton. The 43 year old stated to SilkmenTVwe reacted really well but why does it take conceding a goal to react. I can’t fault the effort or committment, drive and work ethic. We need to recognise the dark arts and what we’re up against”.

  • Joint Third Lowest Scorers in League Two
  • Failed to score in ten league games (seven away)
  • Failed in last two 
  • Scored in six of their last eight games
  • Only scored two or more in seven of their 30 league games

Macclesfield have had ongoing off field problems this season with player wages, managerial changes and a point deductions. Despite this, they still sit six points above the relegation zone and midfielder Connor Kirby highlights that everybody is fighting for the same end goal at the end of the season. Speaking to SilkmenTV “ there is a lot of togetherness in the group, been up and down all season. We keep getting pushed back for whatever reasons off the pitch but there is real togetherness and we’re all together. Everyone is committed to the game”.

  • Conceded 20/33 league goals in second half – 13/22 away
  • Five of their last six conceded have been in the first half

Macclesfield beat the O’s back in August under Sol Campbell but Kennedy highlights that it will be a different test when they visit the O’s on Saturday. Orient sit six points above them with Kennedy stating to SilkmenTV it will be a difficult game, their coming off a big performance against Stevenage. Their form has been good, they are a huge club for League two and are well supported. We are looking forward on imposing ourselves on the game and focusing on what we need to do”.

  • Away League Record – P15  W2  D5  L8  F12  A22
  • Only Stevenage (10) have taken fewer points on the road
  • No win last nine – D3  L6
  • Lost three of their last four away
  • Only won one of their last 15 – W1  D6  L8
  • Taken just three points from last 24 available

Team News

Shilow Tracey could make his debut after signing on loan from Tottenham Hostpur. Harry Hamblin is expected to retain his place in midfield while Theo Archibald could return from injury to be involved in the squad.

Head to Head – Leyton Orient 6, Draw 4, Macclesfield 9

Last Meeting – 10/08/2019 – Macclesfield 3-0 Leyton Orient

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The Past Nine Meetings Between Sides

  • Macclesfield are unbeaten in last four meetings – W2  D2
  • Macclefield have only lost two of the past nine meetings – W5  D2  L2
  • Macclesfield have won four the last six meetings
  • Nine of the last ten wins in the fixture have been by the home side
  • Macclesfield have only won two of the last three trips to Brisbane Road

Last Time Out – Macclesfield Town 0-1 Northampton Town, 01/02/2020

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Starting 11 vs Northampton

Prediction – Leyton Orient 2-1 Macclesfield Town

 

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“Anybody Can Beat Anybody”

Newport County manager Michael Flynn is wary of Leyton Orient despite their lowly league position. The Exiles travel to East London looking for a fourth consecutive win and the 39 year old highlighted the unpredictable nature of League Two. Speaking to Newport-county.co.uk they’re tough to beat at their place, it is a league Two games and anybody can beat anybody. I’m not going there arrogantly or over confident”.

  • Sit 11th on 36 points
  • League Record – P25  W9  D9  L7  F25  A22
  • One defeat in the last six – W3  D2  L1
  • Unbeaten in last four league games – W2  D2

Newport moved up to 11th last weekend after a 2-0 home victory over league leaders Swindon Town. Goals from Josh Sheehan and Jamille Matt saw the Exiles to back to back league wins for the first time since October. Flynn was delighted with the win stating to southwalesargus.co.uk  it was very solid, it wasn’t pretty but I make no excuses for that. It was a very effective way of beating Swindon”.

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Newport County’s Last Six results

Striker Matt scored and assisted in the win over Swindon and highlighted the competition within the squad is keeping people on their toes. The 30 year old who is in his second season at Rodney Parade stated to southwalesargus.co.ukI’ve got two in two and I’m raring to go if selected. I never want to rest, I want to play every minute. You’ve got to put everything out there everyday in training and in every game to make sure you’ve got your spot”.

  • Away League Record – P11  W3  D3  L5  F9  A11
  • Joint lowest scorers away
  • Only Cheltenham (8) have conceded fewer away
  • One win in last five league games – W1  L4
  • Only 33% of their points come away from home

The Exiles have struggled for goals this term and are the lowest scorers in the top half. A early goal against Swindon set them on their way with Flynn praising the performance of his whole group to help get the win. Speaking to newportcounty.co.uk winning, a clean sheet, the boys carried out the instructions to a tee, no injuries, no red cards and no silly fouls given away. It was a very professional performance, that’s what pleased me most”.

  • Failed to score in six league games – five away
  • Only scored two or more in six of their 25 league games
  • Scored in last four games
  • Scored in three of their last five away games
  • Only failed in one of their last seven games

Newport saw their leasing.com game against Leicester postponed on Tuesday night and Flynn knows his side will face a testing run of fixtures in the coming weeks. The 39 year old has already added four players in January and he acknowledged he will need all of his squad. Speaking to southwalesargus.co.uk it’s going to be a big fixture pile up, Saturday, Tuesdays now until probably close to the end of season. As long as we’ve got a fully fit squad, it will give us a chance and hopefully allow us to continue our momentum”.

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Newport’s Next Six Fixtures

The Exiles have at least two games in hand on their play off rivals and will be looking to push on into the top seven. Matt is not looking too far ahead and insists it is all about the next game. Speaking after the Swindon victory to southwalesargus.co.uk it’s obviously a good thing to beat the league leaders twice but the important thing is getting those points on the board and keeping looking upwards”.

  • Kept nine league clean sheets (four away)
  • Kept two in his last three
  • First clean sheet in 13 league games vs Swindon
  • No clean sheet in last five away league games
  • One clean sheet in last eight league away games

Team News

Striker Padriag Amond could be back after missing last weekend’s win over Swindon. On loan Dale Gorman is ineligible against his parent club while Dan Leadbitter and Ade Azeez are out injured. Ash Baker is set to continue while Billy Water and Jordan Green are pushing for inclusion in the starting 11.

Head to Head – Newport 18, Draw 14, Leyton Orient 19

Last meeting – 29/12/2019 – Newport 1-1 Leyton Orient

Head to Head

The Last Seven Meetings Between Sides

  • Newport have only won one of their last seven meetings – W1  D2  L4
  • Three of the last four wins in the fixture have been by the away side
  • Both teams have scored in just two of the last six meetings
  • Newport have only lost two of the last seven away fixtures – W3  D2  L2

Last Time Out – 18/01/2020 – Newport 2-0 Swindon

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Starting 11 vs Swindon Town

Prediction – Leyton Orient 1-1 Newport County

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“Tuesday is Our Focus”

Northampton Town manager Keith Curle insists his side are fully focused ahead of their trip to Leyton Orient on Tuesday. The Cobblers host Derby County in the FA Cup Fourth Round on Friday but Curle highlighted his side are only taking it game by game. Speaking to BBC Radio Northampton Tuesday is our focus, it’s another opportunity to represent the football club and get three points. The focus from the players and coaching staff is all about Tuesday. After that it goes to the next fixture”.

  • Sit 6th on 45 points – eight points off top spot
  • Unbeaten in last five – W4  D1
  • One defeat in last eight – W5  D2  L1

The Cobblers made it four wins on the bounce with a 4-1 home victory over Morecambe on Saturday. Goals from Paul Anderson, Ryan Watson, Nicky Adams and Chris Lines moved them up to sixth with victory; Aaron Phillips grabbed the consolation goal for Morecambe. Anderson stated to ntfc.co.uk  it wasn’t going to be easy but we put on a good performance and scored goals at good times. It was a great win, the focus goes to Tuesday and we go again”.

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Northampton’s Last Six Results

Saturday’s win moved the Cobblers into the top six for the first time this season and Anderson believes everyone is pulling in the right direction in order to get their target. Northampton sat 17th back in mid October but a win at Orient could move them up to third. Anderson signed a deal until the end of the season last week and is loving his football once again at Sixfields. Speaking to ntfc.co.uk ” it’s been a great week for the club and personally for me. I really believe we are going somewhere, the staff, players and fans are pulling together. We’ve been on a great run and all of us believe we are going right things”.

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Form table Since October 18th

  • Kept nine league clean sheets – three away
  • No clean sheet in last three games
  • One in last seven games
  • No clean sheet in last six away games and just one in last eight on the road
  • Conceded 17/30 league goals after 60th minute

Despite being just 90 minutes away from a potential fifth round FA Cup tie for the first time in 50 years, Curle has praised his side on their mindset on Orient. The 56 year old has won his last two games at Brisbane Road and insists their preparation will stay the same. Speaking to ntfc.co.uk credit to the changing room, the focus is on Tuesday and Leyton Orient. Our prep started yesterday with the coaching team and today for the players. All the fundamentals we go through in the prep, it doesn’t matter whether it’s a team at the top, bottom, league above or two leagues above. The format of our prep doesn’t change”.

  • Away League Record – P13  W4  D4  L5  F15  A20
  • Won last two games
  • Lost just one of last four in all competitions – W2  D1 L1
  • Only won one of last five away league games – W1  D2  L2
  • Not won three away games in a row since February 2016

Victory on Tuesday would make it five straight wins for the Cobblers for the first time since February 2016. However, despite their lowly position Curle is aware that Orient will pose a problem after winning at Sixfields back in October. Speaking to ntfc.co.uk Curle stated “ they are a competitive team, with good ability and a manager who has just been given it on a full time basis. They are a team we know we can compete with. We know their strengths and weaknesses but it is about us getting on the front foot and implementing our game plan”.

  • Failed to score in five league games
  • Scored in last five games, netting ten in last three games
  • Only failed to score in one of last 18 games in all competitions
  • Scored in eight of last nine away games
  • Netted two or more in 12 of their last 18 games
  • Only Swindon (29) have netted more first half goals than Northampton (24)

Team News

Alan McCormack is a doubt following return from injury.  Nicky Adams, Paul Anderson and Vadaine Oliver were all taken off on Saturday and should all start at Brisbane Road.  Keith Curle could name an unchanged side for the third straight game at Orient.

Curle to ntfc.co.uk we monitor rest we give the players. The work ethic inside the building is very good. We pay a lot attention on the rest we give the players”

Head to Head – Northampton 30, Draw 21, Leyton Orient 29

Last Meeting – 05/10/2019 – Northampton 0-1 Leyton Orient

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The Last Eight Meetings Between Sides

  • Northampton have only won one of the last five meetings – W1  D1  L3
  • Northampton have only lost one of their last six trips to Brisbane Road – W4  D1  L1
  • Four of the last five wins between sides have been by the away side
  • Northampton are unbeaten in last six league games at Brisbane Road
  • Have only lost one of their last eight league games at Brisbane Road

Last Time Out  – 18/01/2020 – Northampton 4-1 Morecambe

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Starting 11 vs Morecambe

Prediction – Leyton Orient 1-2 Northampton

 

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“We’ve Just Got to Get That Consistency”

Port Vale manager John Askey feels his side have learnt that lessons ahead of the visit of Leyton Orient on Saturday. Vale led with five minutes to go earlier in the season but conceded late on but Askey is confident his side would come away with victory if they led on Saturday. Speaking to port-vale.co.uk I hoping so if we got in front we would have learnt from previous experiences and control the game better and see it out”.

  • Sit 10th on 38 points
  • Three defeats in last four games in all competitions
  • Only lost back to back games once all season
  • League Record – P27  W9  D11  L7  F34  A33

The Valiants fell to their first defeat in seven league on Tuesday night with a 2-1 defeat at Morecambe. Two goals in the first 12 minutes from Steven Old and Cole Stockton put Morecambe on their way before Jamie Gibbons grabbed a consolation late on. Goalkeeper Scott Brown was disappointed with their start stating to port-vale.co.uk  to go in 2-0 down was disappointing. We gave ourselves a mountain to climb and we couldn’t do it in the second half”.

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Vale’s Last Six Results

Midfielder Scott Burgess is looking forward to playing at Vale Park following four consecutive away fixtures. The 22 year old wants his side to bounce back from defeat and wants to take the energy from the home crowd. Speaking to port-vale.co.uk it’s been a long time since we’ve been in front of our home fans and hopefully we can put in a good performance and get the three points. It’s a game we’re looking forward to but we need to go in with the right mentality and focus”. 

  • Home League Record – P13  W6  D6  L1  F18  A11
  • Unbeaten in last three – W1  D2
  • One loss in last 15 in all competitions – W8  D6  L1
  • Last defeat – 0-1 vs Walsall, 07/12/2019

Vale only sit six points from the top seven and Askey insists he won’t be satisfied until we achieve something. The Valiants have only won back to back league games once this season and Askey knows consistency is the key to his side challenging at the top. Speaking to port-vale.co.uk because we lost on Tuesday, it doesn’t mean we are out of it, a win Saturday, it changes again. We will keep going till the end of the season, until it’s mathematically possible we can’t do something, we will keep going”.

  • Kept seven league clean sheets – (four at home)
  • One clean sheet in last five games
  • Conceded two or more goals in four of their last five games
  • Kept two clean sheets in last four leeague games
  • One in last five home league games

Orient arrive at Vale Park  in 20th position and Burgess knows his side have to be ruthless ahead of a trip to league leaders Swindon next week. Vale have only won three of their 11 games against the bottom eight and the 22 year old understands his side needs to improve against the bottom half teams. Speaking to port-vale.co.uk we have shown we can beat teams above us, maybe we haven’t shown that against teams below us. Everyone in the league is fighting for different things. We need to be consistent and getting wins under our belt”.

  • Failed to score in five league games
  • Scored 19/34 league goals in second half (10/18 at home)
  • Netted 15 in final 30 minutes of games, gaining 10 points
  • Six of last eight league goals been in second half

Vale are one of only three teams who have only lost once at home this season and acknowledge they need to keep that run going to challenge. Burgess is keen to use his sides confidence at home to grab another victory against the O’s. Speaking to port-vale.co.uk we’re confident when we go out at home, we’ve got the fans backing. We always feel we’re going to score goals at home. If we can do the job defensively as a unit, we always feel going to score. We like to press for and be on the front foot, we’ve got the players in the team that can do it”.

  • Scored in seven of last eight games
  • Scored in last six league games
  • Scored in two or more in five of their last seven home games

Team News

Adam Crooks and Emmanuel Oyekele have returned to training following injury but are still out. On loan Jake Taylor is sidelined with injury till February while striker Jordan Archer has gone on loan to Stockport County.

Head to Head – Port Vale 33, Draw 9, Leyton Orient 18

Last Meeting – 28/09/2019 – Leyton Orient 3-3 Port Vale

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The Last Seven Meetings Between Sides

  • Port Vale have only won one of the last five meetings – W1  D1  L3
  • Vale have won seven of the last eight home games between sides
  • Ten of the last 11 meetings have seen two or more goals
  • The home side have scored at least three times in four of the last five meetings

Last Time Out – 14/01/2020 – Morecambe 2-1 Port Vale

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Starting 11 vs Morecambe

Prediction – Port Vale 2-1 Leyton Orient

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