Bolton Wanderers travel to the capital this Saturday afternoon when they take on Leyton Orient at the Breyer Group Stadium (kick off 3pm).
Ian Evatt’s men will be looking to build on their recent form having picked up an impressive draw against then league leaders Cambridge United last Saturday and Tuesday’s midweek victory over Bradford City.
Ian Evatt: “It’s another difficult match and another opportunity for us to go out and perform and give ourselves an opportunity of winning three points again and that has to come from our own performance and our own consistency.
"I must say I think on Tuesday, the first half was excellent and the way we battled. The GPS data, the running data was excellent, so they’re getting that side of the game better and they’re improving.
"Football’s a simple game and sometimes it’s how hard you work and how much you want to win will define what you get out of games and I think the last couple of games especially the effort and commitment we’ve put in has warranted taking maximum points."
Ross Embleton: ‘It is a huge club and it has really suffered. We have been looking at their video footage this week and every time you look at the screen you expect to see Jay-Jay Okocha, Kevin Nolan or someone that’s had a top, top career.
“Some top players in the world have played at that club in the not-too-distant past.
“It’s very important to remember what a massive club it is even though it has gone through setbacks.
“They have signed some really good players for our level, maybe not got off to the start they wanted, but they are starting to find themselves now.”
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There are no fresh injury concerns for Wanderers after Tuesday night’s win against the Bantams.
Ian Evatt confirmed that Gethin Jones, Lloyd Isgrove and Shaun Miller are all making good progress as they return to fitness, while Eoin Doyle is also recovering well after being sidelined with a hamstring problem.
Former Wanderers striker Connor Wilkinson will be the one to watch as the frontman has already matched his goals tally for last season. He’s netted six goals in his first nine games in all competitions for Orient this season.
Leyton Orient win: 11/8
Bolton Wanderers win: 9/5
Correct as of 30/10/2020 (11am) on skybet.com
Wanderers go into the game high in confidence following a run of just one defeat in their last six games.
A midweek victory against Bradford City followed an impressive 1-1 draw at Cambridge United last weekend.
Orient are currently in 13th spot in Sky Bet League Two and are three points ahead of Bolton.
They have yet to win at home this season and have drawn two and lost two on their own patch.
Last time out:
Wanderers’ last league fixture against Orient came in 1993 when Andy Walker netted the only goal of the game at Burnden Park for Bruce Rioch’s men.
Earlier in that campaign, Wanderers suffered a 1-0 reverse at Brisbane Road.
Referee: Brett Huxtable
Assistant Referees: Louis Marks and Scott Williams
Fourth Official: Stephen Brown