WANDERERS have suffered a double injury blow after holding Blackpool to a goalless draw at the Unibol.

Captain Liam Bridcutt had to leave the pitch in the first half after colliding with an opponent, Keith Hill confirming after the game that the midfielder has suffered a fractured collarbone.

And the Bolton boss also revealed that winger Will Buckley picked up a fracture of his kneecap in the Leasing.com Trophy game at Rochdale last Tuesday which is likely to keep him out of action for some time.

Both players will have further scans to determine the full extent of the damage but it is expected they could be sidelined for two months.

The news tempered a generally positive performance in front of the Sky TV cameras, with Hill confident his team are not far away from grabbing that elusive first victory of the campaign.

“I think we could be a very good League One side,” he said after the final whistle. “We have to be more productive in front of goal, definitely. But I was encouraged by the performance even though we are picking up too many injuries.

“The League is still alive while we are playing catch-up. But we have run a good side in Blackpool all the way “I am pleased with a certain part of the product and enjoying watching us grow.

“I don’t see any pressures in this job as ‘must get results.’ People have written us off already but there are still 102 points available.

“And I am confident we can pick up points from that total because of the structure we have got now.

“It is important we try and keep that going for as long as we can.

“We are creating an identity; a style of play and we have young players we believe fit into certain components the way we want to play.”