👣 Foot in Both Camps: Leyton Orient

Ahead of this afternoon's fixture, we have profiled three players who have played for both Bolton Wanderers and Leyton Orient.

Adam Chicksen

With Wanderers for the first half of last season, the left-sided defender made his debut in Keith Hill’s first match in charge – a 6-1 defeat at Rotherham United in September 2019.

Playing his last game for the club in a 2-0 defeat to Rochdale in January 2020, the Zimbabwe international made a total of 20 appearances for the club before earning his next move in September of the same year when he signed for National League side Notts County.

Coming through the ranks at MK Dons, Chicksen made his professional debut in August 2008 and made close to a century of appearances before a permanent move to Brighton & Hove Albion shortly after a 2012 loan spell at Leyton Orient. He made 3 appearances for the Os in January 2012.

During three years at the Amex Stadium, he had loan spells with Gillingham, Fleetwood Town and another with Orient in 2015 when he made a further 6 appearances. Prior to his 2019 move to the University of Bolton Stadium, he spent time under contract at both Charlton Athletic and Bradford City.


Nicky Hunt

At 37 years of age, Hunt is at the back end of his playing career and is currently with National League North outfit Darlington. The Westhoughton-born full-back came through the ranks with Wanderers and made his professional debut in a 1-1 Division One draw with Sheffield United in May 2001, going onto make 161 appearances (1 goal) for the club.

Leaving Bolton to sign for Bristol City in August 2010, he spent 18 months at Ashton Gate before a brief stint at Preston North End. Going onto have spells at Rotherham United, Accrington Stanley and Mansfield Town, he signed for Leyton Orient on a free transfer in February 2016.

Hunt was successful during his 18 months in East London, and he made a total of 54 appearances (1 goal) before signing for Notts County in August 2017. After a season at Meadow Lane, he spent two years at Crewe Alexandra before his move to Darlington in July of last year.


Paul Rachubka

American-born Manchester United academy graduate Paul Rachubka signed for Charlton Athletic in 2002 and spent a couple of years at the Valley before a move to Huddersfield Town following a successful loan spell with the Terriers.

Spending two and-a-half years with the West Yorkshire club, he would spend the next four years with Blackpool (2007-2011) making over a century of appearances before a spell with Leeds United. Featuring rarely for United, Rachubka had loan stints with Tranmere Rovers, Accrington Stanley and Leyton Orient and with the Os he made 8 appearances during the second half of the 2011/12 season.

Following two years at Oldham Athletic (2013-2015) and brief spell with Crewe Alexandra, he signed for Bolton Wanderers in September 2015 and made 8 appearances before finishing his career with spells at Bury and Kerala Blasters.

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