🗞️ Preview: Bolton Wanderers vs. Leyton Orient

Wanderers are back in home Sky Bet League Two action tomorrow afternoon with a clash against Leyton Orient at the University of Bolton Stadium.

Pre-Match Quotes: 

Ian Evatt: ‘It’ll be a tough game. Obviously I’m still smarting from that defeat down there earlier in the season. That left a real bitter taste in my mouth and we’ll be trying to avenge that on Saturday.’

Watch Ian Evatt's pre-match interview in full:


Ross Embleton: ‘They’re not in the finest form but there’s so much football being played at the moment, that it only takes a week to turn things around after feeling like you’re in an horrendous period with a couple of defeats. Obviously it’s Bolton Wanderers, it’s a big club. At home we got about them and took our chances. It’ll be a tough place to go but we still want to go about our business in the same way.’


How to watch:

Wanderers supporters can watch the clash with Leyton Orient by purchasing an iFollow BWFC video match pass for just £10 you don’t have to miss a kick.

An iFollow BWFC video match pass will ensure supporters do not miss a minute of the action, with the entire match streamed through any compatible laptop, computer, tablet or mobile device in the United Kingdom.


Team News:

Wanderers could welcome Kieran Lee back into the starting eleven with the former Sheffield Wednesday midfielder set for a return from injury. Declan John could also come into the team to make his debut for the club.

Ryan Delaney is missing through suspension following his dismissal for two bookings in last weekend’s defeat at Tranmere Rovers, whilst Shaun Miller could also return to the matchday squad after being side-lined since late November.

Orient will be without talismanic frontman Danny Johnson who misses out through injury whilst central defender Dan Happe serves a one-match suspension following his dismissal for two bookings during last weekend’s defeat to Forest Green Rovers.


Bookies Odds:

Bolton Wanderers win: 6/5

Draw: 12/5

Leyton Orient win: 2/1

Correct as of 29/01/2021 (5.00pm) on skybet.com



Wanderers never had the opportunity for a quick response at Mansfield Town during the week following the postponement of the fixture due to a frozen pitch. Ian Evatt’s men are still in search of a first win of 2021 and will be hoping to achieve that this weekend.

Orient have blown hot and cold during recent weeks and a defeat to Forest Green Rovers last time out came following a run of three consecutive wins. Although prior to those wins, came a trio of successive defeats. Better at home than they are on the road, the Londoners will be aiming for a third win in four matches this weekend.


Last time out:

The last meeting between the two teams proved to be one to forget for Wanderers who went down to a 4-0 defeat at the Breyer Group Stadium in October.

Billy Crellin saved a spot kick from Danny Johnson after just a couple of minutes, although the Orient frontman opened the scoring after eight minutes. Free-kicks from Jobi McAnuff and Conor Wilkinson put the hosts three goals to the good at the interval.

On a miserable afternoon for Ian Evatt’s men, Craig Clay scored from distance to put the icing on the cake for Leyton Orient.


Match Officials:

Referee: Sam Purkiss.

Assistant Referees: Billy Smallwood and Paul Stonier.

Fourth Official: Lisa Rashid.

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