Peter Kitchen: Swindon should provide a tough but entertaining challenge

Leyton Orient v Swindon Town – Sky Bet League Two – Breyer Group Stadium – Saturday 3pm

Leyton Orient v Swindon Town – Preview:

PETER KITCHEN is looking forward to Leyton Orient’s Sky Bet League Two clash with Swindon Town, believing it could provide followers of both sides with plenty of goals and entertainment.

Swindon arrives in east London sitting fifth in the table and without an away defeat on their travels. The Robins have also found the net eleven times to date – only behind fellow pacesetters, Grimsby Town, with thirteen.

“This game will be quite a challenge for Ross Embleton and the team,” Kitchen told Yellow Sport.

“We are all on a mini high following the battling draw at Salford, followed by a midweek derby win over Southend – albeit in the Trophy. However, I think this game will give us a better idea of where Orient are, as we continue to adapt to life in League Two.

“I’m sure the manager will have the team pumped, ready to go – I’m delighted they proved me wrong last weekend too – perhaps one or two of them saw my Yellow Sports prediction?

Although mindful that the O’s midweek exploits were perhaps not the highest priority on the manager’s agenda, the former frontman believed there were plenty of aspects to be positive about.

“I know Southend are struggling, but they are still a division above the O’s. The clean sheet will have delighted the boss, as would the impressive performances from Tottenham Hotspur loanee, George Marsh, and exciting young prospect Shadrack Ogie.

“The two results have put down a marker. Ross will now have to wrestle with his selection problem of accommodating all the players and in deciding which system to go with this coming Saturday.

“However, it’s a nice problem to have at this stage of the season and will help to raise competition for places amongst his squad.”

Leyton Orient v Swindon Town – Head to head:

Leyton Orient won: 29

Drawn: 25

Swindon Town won: 27

Leyton Orient v Swindon Town – Last five meetings (all competitions):

January 29, 2013 – League One

Leyton Orient 0-0 Swindon Town

November 23, 2013 – League One

Swindon Town 1-3 Leyton Orient

February 22, 2014 – League One

Leyton Orient 2-0 Swindon Town

October 4, 2014 – League One

Leyton Orient 1-2 Swindon Town

May 3, 2015 – League One

Swindon Town 2-2 Leyton Orient

Peter Kitchen’s prediction: Leyton Orient 2-2 Swindon Town

Jeevesie’s prediction: Leyton Orient 2-3 Swindon Town


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