We turn our attentions to the weekend with a full and in-depth preview of Leyton Orient's League Two visit to The Dunes Hotel Stadium.
Barrow v Leyton Orient
Saturday 9th October 2021, 3pm
The Dunes Hotel Stadium
Sky Bet League Two
Leyton Orient arrive at The Dunes Hotel Stadium this weekend on the back of a very encouraging start to the new League Two campaign.
The appointment of Kenny Jackett during the summer underlined the ambitions of the East London outfit and the experienced boss is already having a big impact at The Breyer Group Stadium.
Last weekend’s 3-2 reverse at Port Vale was just their second defeat of the season and they reacted by thrashing Crawley Town 4-0 in the Papa John’s Trophy in midweek.
However, their main focus is on league action and their target will be to maintain the form of the opening couple of months and drive towards League One for the first time since 2015.
One To Watch
Harry Smith has made a brilliant start to life at Leyton Orient having joined the club for an undisclosed fee from Northampton Town during the summer.
The 6ft 5ins forward is a real focal point for The O’s attack and has helped himself to six League Two goals already to help propel Kenny Jackett’s men towards the top of the table.
Head To Head
This weekend sees the 14th competitive encounter between Barrow and Leyton Orient, with The O’s having the better of it over the most recent meetings.
You have to go back to April 1969 for Barrow’s last win over Orient, while the fixture in Cumbria last term finished 1-1 despite the visitors playing the majority of the contest with ten men.
Peter Wright is the man in the middle for Saturday’s game as he makes his first trip of the new season to The Dunes Hotel Stadium.
Now into his fourth season on the EFL list of referees, Wright last saw The Bluebirds in action when we drew 3-3 with Bolton Wanderers in the early part of last term.
His most recent appointment came last weekend when he oversaw Exeter City’s 2-2 draw with Walsall in League Two at St James’ Park.
Tickets for Saturday’s game are available right now online and from The Dunes Hotel Stadium and fans can make a saving by buying in advance.
On the day of the game, tickets will be available from 12noon in the Ticket Office close to Main Reception (card payment only) and from the Ticket Booth in the Fan Zone (cash and card).
Due to the international break, we are allowed to stream Saturday’s fixture on iFollow so if you can’t get along to The Dunes Stadium then you will be able to enjoy a live feed online with us.
All you need to do is ensure you’re signed-up for a FREE iFollow account and then you can add a Video Match Pass for this weekend’s game then sit back and enjoy all the action live.
We will be providing live online audio commentary from every game this season as we continue our link-up with BBC Radio Cumbria.
Fans will be able to listen to expert Bluebirds commentator Adam Johnson, who will once again be joined by regular summariser John Goodwin for full coverage of Saturday’s game.
You can purchase an Audio Match Pass for £2.50, an Audio Monthly Pass for £4.49 or sign-up for Audio Season Pass which provides all live commentary and video news for just £45.
Barrow are slight favourites for three points on Saturday at 29/20, while the bookies rate Leyton Orient a 15/8 shot for the win and a draw is priced up at 21/10 with Sky Bet.