TEAM NEWS: Ian Evatt issues squad update ahead of Sheffield Wednesday clash

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TEAM NEWS: Ian Evatt issues squad update ahead of Sheffield Wednesday clash
TEAM NEWS: Ian Evatt issues squad update ahead of Sheffield Wednesday clash

Ian Evatt has confirmed Wanderers have no fresh injury concerns ahead of Saturday’s clash with Sheffield Wednesday.

Ricardo Santos is back from suspension after missing Tuesday night's 1-0 win against Morecambe at the UniBol.

Dion Charles is also back in contention after missing several games due to a thigh strain, while Josh Sheehan and Lloyd Isgrove came through their B Team outing unscathed.

Summer signing Eoin Toal is not yet ready to be involved as he continues his recovery from an ankle problem.

When asked about availability, Evatt said: “All good. Eoin Toal is back training but won’t be ready to be involved on Saturday.

“Josh and Izzy – no reaction to the game. And Dion is back. So yeah, full strength.”

Wanderers have made a positive start to the new season, but things aren’t about to get easier any time soon with games against Aston Villa and Plymouth also coming up.

“It is a tough, tough league,” added Evatt. “You look at every fixture and you think, ‘that’s a tough one’. I was looking at the fixtures yesterday thinking August was tough and I just had a look at September and thought, ‘here we go again’.

“But that is the nature of football at the moment. Every division has got stronger and stronger. There are vast amounts of money being spent and a lot more quality than when I played in League One.

“We got promoted out of this league with Blackpool and the standard was nowhere near the same as what it is now. Nowhere near the same level of clubs or the same level of player.

“I think the game in general has just improved and continues to improve. The standard of coaching has improved, I’ll say that as well.

“Everyone is well coached now, everyone has a plan. Whatever that plan is, that is subjective and it is down to opinion and how the game should be played, but everyone has a plan and is coached really well.

“The detail is important and then it is all about the one per cents we were speaking about before – set-plays, fitness data – that kind of thing. Where you can have the biggest gains, those marginal ones are the most important.”