LLOYD Isgrove becomes the latest name on Wanderers' extensive injury list after limping off in the first half against Doncaster.

The Whites are down to the bear bones for Saturday's League One clash with Cheltenham and Ian Evatt says their injury crisis is the worst he has experienced during his footballing career.

But how many players are out of action and when are they likely to return?

Here is everything you need to know.

Josh Sheehan

Sheehan suffered a ruptured cruciate ligament in the recent FA Cup defeat at Stockport and will be out for around nine months.

Gethin Jones

The defender hasn’t featured since last month’s defeat at Sheffield Wednesday after suffering a fractured fibula. He is expected to return in January.

Amadou Bakayoko

Bakayoko will be out for around six weeks due to a torn hamstring. He has had a tough time with injury, having just returned from an ankle problem when the injury occurred.

Alex Baptiste

The experienced defender suffered a medial ligament injury in the defeat at Wycombe last weekend. It is not yet known how long he will be out of action.

MJ Williams

Williams suffered a dislocated shoulder and is due to see a specialist on Friday to assess whether he needs an operation. The best-case scenario is three to four weeks on the sidelines but it could be more like 12 weeks if surgery is necessary.

Lloyd Isgrove

The winger was forced off in the first half of last night’s 3-0 win against Doncaster due to a pulled hamstring. The severity of the injury is not yet known.

Andrew Tutte

Tutte is “ahead of schedule” as he continues his recovery from a torn hamstring but is still some way off a return to action. He suffered the injury in a reserve game against Accrington Stanley back in September.

Harry Brockbank

The young defender has been out of action for several weeks due to a partially torn Achilles and is facing at least another month on the sidelines.


Top-scorer Dapo Afolayan will also miss Saturday's clash with Cheltenham through suspension after picking up a fifth yellow card of the season against Doncaster.

However, Eoin Doyle's return has come at a vital time for the Whites.

The Irishman - who scored the opening goal against the Yorkshire outfit - had missed several games due to a calf problem.

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