Bolton Match Zone

Bolton Hope To Capitalise on Midweek Win In The Capital on Saturday


Bolton make a trip down to London tomorrow to take on Leyton Orient.

It’s a further chance for Bolton to climb the table, although 13th is the highest position we can finish the weekend in. Form is slowly seeming to turn for the better, and there’s an opportunity to end the month with a 12 point haul from seven games, which would be a decent effort.

Team news

There has been positive news in terms of the recoveries of Gethin Jones, Eoin Doyle, Shaun Miller and Lloyd Isgrove, although that doesn’t seem to even the last two of those names being ready for the weekend. It’d be highly unlikely to see any unenforced changes from Tuesday’s win over Bradford.


It’s Bolton’s first trip to that part of East London since September 1997, when we won 3-1 in the League Cup second round first leg – a 3-3 draw at the Reebok would put us through to the next stage,  where we beat Wimbledon but then lost to Middlesbrough in the last 16. Our last league visit to Orient was in October 1992, which we lost 1-0, although we did get promoted from Division 2 that season.

The opposition

It has been the definition of a mixed bag for Leyton Orient so far this season – three wins, three draws, three losses, and 13th in the table, three points ahead of Bolton, although they are yet to win at home. Orient finished 17th in their first season back in the EFL last term. Ross Embleton, who took over following Justin Edinburgh’s death, was briefly replaced as manager but Carl Fletcher only lasted five matches. Conor Wilkinson is a familiar face for us, he has three goals this season in League Two, but Danny Johnson is their main marksman with five.


A tough one to call. I want to say a Bolton win, and it could well happen, but I expect a close fought match. I reckon we’ll get at least a point if not…

Let’s go for it – Leyton Orient 1-2 Bolton.

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