PREVIEW: Swindon Town v Orient

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As Leyton Orient prepare for the final set of League 1 fixtures for the 2014-15 season, Fabio Liverani’s side need to end a six match winless run if they are to preserve their League One status. The O’s need to defeat a Swindon Town side who have already guaranteed a play-off spot as well as rely on several other results if they are to avoid relegation to League 2.

Swindon Town have secured 4th place in League 1 and will find out on Sunday whether they will face Sheffield United or Chesterfield in the play-off semi-finals. Swindon have suffered a mix run of form lately however having failed to win in any of their previous four matches.



Orient will remain without long-term absentees Adam Legzdins (shoulder) and Romain Vincelot (knee) for their final League 1 encounter of the season.

The O’s also have doubts over Bradley Pritchard, Darius Henderson and Andrea Dossena ahead of the trip to the County Ground.

Swindon have several injury concerns ahead of the visit of Orient. Manager Mark Cooper has ruled out Harry Toffolo (dead leg) and Massimo Luongo (ankle). Captain Nathan Thompson is also a doubt while Jonathan Obika and Wes Foderingham are suffering from knocks.


Swindon Town 1

Leyton Orient 3


The last times these sides met at the County Ground Orient ran out 3-1 winners. Nicky Ajose fired the Robins ahead but David Mooney quickly responded for the O’s with a brilliant chip less than 60 seconds later. Moses Odubajo gave Orient the lead five minutes before half-time before bagging his second at the start of the second half.


Football League sponsors Sky Bet have priced Orient at 13/8 to win on the weekend, while Swindon are 6/4. The odds for a draw are 5/2.


Tickets will be available on the day at the County Ground, and prices are here.

Ahead of the game, the club have sold 938 tickets for the final game of the League One season.


You can follow all the action as it happens on the O’s Twitter and also listen to live commentary of the game with Dave Victor on Orient Player.