TEAM NEWS: Sheehan and Isgrove can be important players this season, says Evatt

TEAM NEWS: Sheehan and Isgrove can be important players this season, says Evatt
TEAM NEWS: Sheehan and Isgrove can be important players this season, says Evatt

Ian Evatt is looking forward to seeing Josh Sheehan and Lloyd Isgrove back on the pitch after their respective injury frustrations.

The Wanderers pair are set to feature for the B Team as Matt Craddock’s side kick off the Central League campaign with a trip to Fleetwood Town tomorrow afternoon (KO 1pm).

Sheehan hasn’t featured since suffering a ruptured ACL injury in an FA Cup tie against Stockport County back in November.

Meanwhile, Isgrove has been out of action since re-injuring his hamstring in a Central League match against Fleetwood in March.

“I am really looking forward to having them back,” said Evatt. I think they can both be important players for us.

“Lloyd I think would make a pretty good wing-back. He could play left or right.

“And Josh, he was one of our best players last season before the injury so I am really excited to see him back.

“And the way we are playing at the moment, the system would really suit him. Another good option for us.

“Just speaking to Josh the last few weeks, he is super excited to be getting out there because he sees what we are doing.

“He sees how we are playing and he things he can have a real big impact on that. (I am) looking forward to seeing him play.”

When asked if it will be long before they are back in first-team action, the Bolton chief added: “No, I wouldn’t think it will be long at all.”

George Thomason is also set to take part for the B Team, having missed Saturday’s trip to Port Vale through suspension.

“It didn’t get rescinded, again strange. Especially given we have had cards rescinded that I believe to be closer to red cards than that one was – Marcus Maddison for instance," said Evatt.

“But I guess it is who is on the panel at the time and again it is subjective, it is an opinion, and we have to accept and respect that opinion as we always do.

“We will move on and get him back available for Aston Villa.”

Skipper Ricardo Santos will miss Tuesday night’s clash with Morecambe due to suspension following a controversial sending off against Port Vale.

“I think it’s important to say that Rico was really, really upset. I felt that he was played a little bit and I think he was on the rough end of a wrong decision,” the manager explained.

“He felt upset because of what had happened historically last season and felt it was personal. However we have to understand that it isn’t that and it’s just a decision and it happens.

“I think he’s a lot better today than what he was over the weekend as he was really upset, but he sees it for what it is now and we’ll move on - it’s as simple as that.”