Orient Academy Director Andy Edwards is relishing a trip to Swindon Town in the second round of the FA Youth Cup on Tuesday evening.
“We’re really looking forward to it,” said Edwards, “It’ll be a good challenge for the players and the opportunity to play at a quality stadium. We’re expecting a tough test from the Robins who had an excellent result in the last round to overcome Exeter and we’re under no illusions about how difficult it will be. Nonetheless we’ve earned the right to go there and if we can play to our full potential then we stand a good chance of going through.”
Should the O’s make it through then Premier League side Stoke City await in round three, but Edwards believes his players are focused on the Robins first of all.
“Stoke aren’t a side we have given any thought to yet and we have all eyes on Swindon and won’t be distracted.”
The tie at the County Ground kicks off at 7pm with tickets at £3 for adults and £1 concessions and Edwards is hoping to see a few O’s fans in the crowd.
“We had good support down at Totton in the last round and it’d be great if any O’s fans want to come down and get behind the lads.”