Lineups

Bolton Wanderers

( 3-4-1-2 )

  • 1. B. Crellin

  • 27. A. John-Baptiste

  • 4. G. Taft

  • 5. Ricardo

  • 3. L. Gordon

  • 14. T. White

  • 10. A. Sarcevic Goal

  • 2. G. Jones

  • 8. B. Comley

  • 7. N. Delfouneso

  • 9. E. Doyle

Substitutes

  • 43. M. Alexander

  • 6. R. Delaney

  • 12. J. Hickman

  • 11. A. Crawford

  • 18. A. Tutte

  • 19. B. Amoateng

  • 20. S. Miller

England - EFL Cup

26' L. Novak 26' Goal 26'   Novak L. Novak 47' A. Sarcevic 47' Goal 47'   Sarcevic A. Sarcevic 75' H. Pritchard 75' Goal 75'   Pritchard H. Pritchard
Bolton Wanderers

Bolton Wanderers

1 - 2

Bradford City

Bradford City

  • 26'
    0 - 1
  • HT
    0 - 1
  • 47
    1 - 1
  • 75'
    1 - 2
  • Date: 05/09/2020
  • Time: 15:00
  • Venue: Macron Stadium
  • Referee: Martin Coy
Bolton Wanderers v Bradford City - Preview

Date published: 9/4/2020 7:19:35 PM

Bolton Wanderers v Bradford City - Preview

Ian Evatt waiting on injury concerns as Bolton prepare to host Bradford

Bolton boss Ian Evatt has a couple of injury concerns as his side prepare to kick-off the new season against Bradford in the Carabao Cup.

Dennis Politic, who scored against the Bantams last season, is the only long-term absentee for Wanderers but Liam Edwards and Muhammadu Faal are also doubts ahead of the first-round tie.

Former Bradford striker Eoin Doyle could line up against his former club after joining Bolton over the summer.

Having been relegated to League Two last season, Evatt told the club website: “The game will be a good benchmark for us to see where we are currently at. It will be a good test for us and a good test for them as well.”

Bradford boss Stuart McCall has a fully-fit squad to choose from for the season curtain-raiser.

Connor Wood and Dylan Mottley-Henry have recovered from knocks they had been nursing during pre-season.

Elliot Watt could make his debut for the Bantams alongside academy products Connor Shanks, Finn Cousin-Dawson and Kian Scales.

However, fellow new signing Levi Sutton will serve the first game of a four-match ban carried over from his time at Scunthorpe last season.

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Match Information

  • EFL Cup
  • Round 1
  • Macron Stadium
  • Martin Coy
  • 05 Sep, 15:00

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Lineups

Bolton Wanderers
(3-4-1-2)
Bradford City
(3-4-1-2)
  • 1. B. Crellin

  • 27. A. John-Baptiste

  • 4. G. Taft

  • 5. Ricardo

  • 3. L. Gordon

  • 14. T. White

  • 10. A. Sarcevic Goal

  • 2. G. Jones

  • 8. B. Comley

  • 7. N. Delfouneso

  • 9. E. Doyle

Substitutes

  • 43. M. Alexander

  • 6. R. Delaney

  • 12. J. Hickman

  • 11. A. Crawford

  • 18. A. Tutte

  • 19. B. Amoateng

  • 20. S. Miller

  • 1. R. O'Donnell

  • 21. R. Staunton

  • 6. A. O'Connor

  • 23. C. Wood

  • 4. P. O'Connor

  • 15. T. French

  • 8. C. Cooke

  • 18. E. Watt

  • 16. B. Clarke

  • 9. L. Novak Goal

  • 28. K. Guthrie

Substitutes

  • 13. S. Hornby

  • 3. J. Longridge

  • 5. B. Richards-Everton

  • 7. H. Pritchard Goal

  • 26. K. Scales

  • 11. Z. Ismail

  • 10. C. Donaldson

 

       

         

         

         

         

         

Bolton Wanderers v Bradford City

    Bolton Wanderers 1 - 2 Bradford City - Match Report

    Date published: 9/5/2020 10:58:56 PM

    Ross Embleton pleased with second-half turnaround as Orient defeat Forest Green

    The visitors trailed at the break before recovering to win 2-1.

    Leyton Orient boss Ross Embleton was pleased to see his half-time team talk bear fruit as the O's battled back to beat Forest Green 2-1 in the Carabao Cup first round.

    Embleton's side fell behind in the 23rd minute when Orient defender Dan Happe poked Nicky Cadden's cross past his own goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux, and Dan Sweeney and Jamille Matt came close to increasing Rovers' lead before the break.

    However, the visitors turned the game on its head with two goals in four minutes immediately after half-time, Danny Johnson drawing Orient level before Conor Wilkinson quickly added a second.

    Orient went close to a third goal in the 78th minute, through Josh Coulson, but were then left breathing a sigh of relief in stoppage time when Rovers' Chris Stokes missed a glorious opportunity to take the tie to penalties, skewing over with Vigouroux to beat.

    Embleton did not turn the half-time hairdryer on, but admitted a long chat during the interval helped turn the tide.

    He said: "I said a lot at the break and our mindset in the second half was better – albeit the tactics we spoke of at the break were followed to the law."

    Embleton was thrilled to see striker Johnson get off the mark with a sumptuous lofted finish.

    He added: "With their goalkeeper getting so high during the game  we thought there would be opportunities to expose him and Danny executed it well and I was delighted for him."

    The pre- and post-match elbow bump – now commonplace at sporting events due to the coronavirus pandemic – was unsurprisingly absent when Rovers' boss Mark  Cooper and Embleton took their respective technical area spots.

    That seemingly emanated from their touchline spat last season when Embleton accused Cooper of making a reference about the late Justin Edinburgh. Forest Green and Cooper denied the claim made by Embleton, who had been sent to the stands during the match – which Rovers won 4-2 at Brisbane Road – for throwing his chewing gum in the direction of his managerial counterpart.

    Cooper was not drawn on the previous history between the two, but bemoaned his side's defensive fallibilities after the break as Orient turned up the heat.

    He said: "We were really good in the first half and should have put the game to bed, but second half we were really sloppy with two horrendous mistakes and we have to be better defensively, but lots to be positive and a step along the way for Bolton on Saturday.

    "The first goal our centre-half gets bullied and the second our other centre-half lets their left-footed player come inside and bend it in the corner."

    Lineups

    Bradford City

    ( 3-4-1-2 )

    • 1. R. O'Donnell

    • 21. R. Staunton

    • 6. A. O'Connor

    • 23. C. Wood

    • 4. P. O'Connor

    • 15. T. French

    • 8. C. Cooke

    • 18. E. Watt

    • 16. B. Clarke

    • 9. L. Novak Goal

    • 28. K. Guthrie

    Substitutes

    • 13. S. Hornby

    • 3. J. Longridge

    • 5. B. Richards-Everton

    • 7. H. Pritchard Goal

    • 26. K. Scales

    • 11. Z. Ismail

    • 10. C. Donaldson