In-form O’s can’t afford to lose momentum

In-form O’s can’t afford to lose momentum

Leyton Orient v Sutton United – Sky Bet League Two – Brisbane Road – Saturday (3pm) – Preview

peter kitchen hopes the current cold snap doesn’t affect Leyton Orient’s Sky Bet League Two clash with Sutton United at Brisbane Road on Saturday.

In freezing temperatures, the O’s trip to Crewe Alexandra was postponed last weekend and the former frontman doesn’t want the east Londoners, who currently lead the table by four points, to lose further momentum.

“While a week off at this stage of the season can usually be seen as an unexpected bonus, allowing players some rest and recovery and a chance to shed pesky injury worries, the downside is that there’s a very real risk it could be the The rhythm and momentum of the teams could be affected by another postponement,” he said Yellow sports.

“We saw the impact of a long hiatus around this time last season when Kenny Jackets O’s, who were practically placed in the play-off positions, went through an enforced four-week sabbatical due to the Covid pandemic, which turned into a winless one Run converted 16 games and ended with Jacket losing his job.

“I don’t think it’s anywhere near as bad this semester. Richie Wellens’ O’s team has grown exponentially from last season’s team, dominating the second division almost from the first game of the season.”

Kitchen continued: “We have some very impressive stats that back up our record season so far, with more wins and more points, fifteen and forty-eight respectively, and conceding 12 goals from twenty games – more than any other team in the top four ranks of the EFL.

“Before Crewe’s postponement we were in superb form after wins at Harrogate Town and Stockport County and then put in one of the best performances of the season to record a 3-0 win over an in-form fifth-placed Bradford City at Brisbane Road.

“With second-placed Stevenage just managing a home draw against Mansfield Town last week, we’re four points clear at the top with a game in hand. It’s crucial that this game continues and we have a chance to continue this rich form and get right back to winning ways.”

Referring to Sutton’s visit to East London, Kitchen added: “They’ve been pretty volatile so far this season and are sixteenth in the table. This game looks like an ordinary game that we should win comfortably. However, The yellow ones Recent results show an improving trend with 1-0 home wins against Colchester United and Rochdale and a 1-1 draw at sixth-placed Carlisle United. This would suggest they will be well organized defensively at the expense of attacking intent, as their two wins came thanks to a penalty and straight from a corner.

“They’re going to be tight at the back and hard to break, but with limited attacking options, I can’t see them breaking through the division’s best defense. This will be a test of our patience and ability to score against a bus parking team. We can’t be lazy and slow on the build up as it allows them to get men behind the ball and play into them defensively.

“It’s important that we move the ball quickly and not wastefully in the last third, so when chances arise we have to be ruthless and make sure we take them.”

Peter Kitchen Prediction: Leyton Orient 2-0 Sutton United

Jeevesie’s prediction: Leyton Orient 1-0 Sutton United

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