Town are an in form team, unbeaten in the league in 2010. However, the small squad failed to emerge from the Stockport game unscathed. Town must now venture to London and take on Orient
Wilson states on the official Town website that ‘…from past history they have always been tough games against Orient… The worst thing you can do is think games are going to be easy because they won’t, and you can easily come unstuck and the players know that.’
LEYTON ORIENT Team News:
Orient have no injuries to worry about.
Side that drew 1-1 with Gillingham
Leyton Orient: Jamie Jones, Ben Chorley, Tamika Mkandawire, Jason Demetriou, Stephen Purches, Adam Chambers (Sean Thornton 68′), Jimmy Smith, Charlie Daniels, Ryan Jarvis, Jonathan Téhoué (McGleish 68′), Aaron Doran (Scowcroft 83′)
Subs not used: Glenn Morris, Andrew Cave-Brown, Loick Pires, Luke Ashworth.
Player to watch: AARON DORAN
Young Irish midfielder has recently signed on loan from Premier League outfit Blackburn Rovers.
He’ll be keen to impress the fans tomorrow.
SWINDON TOWN Team News:
The the first time for a while Danny Wilson has various issues to deal with.
Skipper Gordon Greer isn’t 100% fit but should feature. However, Kevin Amankwaah and Danny Ward are struggling and face late fitness tests.
Player to watch: JONATHAN DOUGLAS
With the injuries within the squad it’s important for influential players such as Douglas to lead by example in what will no doubt be a tough match
Match Facts & Stats
05/12/09: TOWN 3-2 ORIENT
STFC: Billy Paynter 51′ Penalty
LOFC: Sean Thornton 67′
STFC: Charlie Austin 76′
STFC: Charlie Austin 85′
LOFC: Sean Thornton 90′
STFC: David Lucas, Lescinel Jean-Francois, Gordon Greer, Scott Cuthbert, Kevin Amankwaah, Alan Sheehan, Simon Ferry, Jonathan Douglas, Jon-Paul McGovern, Billy Paynter (Danny Ward 87′), Charlie Austin.
SNU: Craig Easton, Michael Timlin, Alan O’Brien, Lee Peacock, Alex Revell, Phil Smith.
LOFC: Jamie Jones, Stephen Purches, Ben Chorley, Tamika Mkandawire (sent-off), Charlie Daniels, Jason Demetriou, Luke Summerfield, Jimmy Smith (Ryan Jarvis 61′), Andros Townsend (Luke Ashworth 88′), James Scowcroft (Scott McGleish 81′).
SNU: John Mulligan, Adam Chambers, Andrew Cave-Brown, Glenn Morris.
OTHER RECENT MEETINGS
13/04/09: STFC 0-1 LOFC
26/12/08: LOFC 1-2 STFC
11/03/08: LOFC 1-2 STFC
06/11/07: STFC 1-1 LOFC
PLAYED FOR BOTH CLUBS
Town midfielder Craig Easton helped Orient gain promotion from League Two – an achievement that also banished Oxford United into the wilderness. Lovely. Former Town striker Gary Alexander also played that day – a side managed by Martin Ling.
Others to have played for both clubs include: Steve Finney, Craig Maskell, Adi Whitbread, Paul Heald, David Peach and Town legend Harry Morris.
Referee: C.L. Lawson
23 Games 2009/10
64 Yellow Cards
4 Red Cards: Ryan Green (Hereford United), John Miles (Accrington Stanley), Steve Williams (Bradford City) and ex-Town youth player Scott Doe (Dagenham & Redbridge).
This is Pawson’s first Swindon Town fixture.
Wingman #1: S. Creighton
Wingman #2: P.C. Martin
Understudy: L. Betts
Town welcome old rivals Bristol Rovers to the County Ground on Saturday March 6.