The O’s have enjoyed a solid start to 2021 beating both Salford and Morecambe at home, however, Nicky Cadden’s goal meant Forest Green edged Orient last time out.
This Saturday’s hosts are in a rough spell of form, winning just two of their last ten matches. Ross Embleton’s men have already bested the Trotters once this season, smashing four goals past them in E10.
Ian Evatt’s side lost 2-1 to Tranmere Rovers last weekend. Their last win came midway through December – a 1-0 win against Cheltenham Town.
Despite a run of negative results, Bolton still possess a talented group of players capable of changing their fortunes.
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The latest instalment of E10 Extra features: Lawrence Vigouroux v James Brophy in a ‘Top Bins’ challenge, an interview with Conor Wilkinson and a deep dive into our hosts recent form.
Referee: Sam Purkiss
Assistant Referees: Billy Smallwood and Paul Stonier
Fourth Official: Benjamin Speedie
The referee has officiated 20 matches so far this season, booking 53 players, sending off eight men and awarding eight spot-kicks.
Purkiss was in charge of the O’s Papa John’s Trophy victory against Brighton U23s and awarded Orient a penalty after Lee Angol was fouled.
A WORD FROM THE BOSS
Head Coach Ross Embleton will be looking for his team to bounce back from last week’s defeat to Forest Green Rovers. Hear what the Boss has to say:
The O’s enjoyed a memorable afternoon in E10, beating Wanderers 4-0 at The Breyer Group Stadium.
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