KEITH Hill is planning two transfer windows ahead as he bids to avoid the problems he is currently dealing with at Wanderers.

The Bolton boss, looking for a third straight victory against Fleetwood this afternoon, believes injury issues which have plagued the squad can be put down in the main to a lack of preparation in pre-season.

In total, 11 players are believed to be unavailable, leaving options in a small squad limited.

But Hill says has already discussed transfer policy with Sharon Brittan and the board and that it will not hinge exclusively on league position in January.

“The plan is the plan,” he told The Bolton News. “You have to look longer term, what you want to do and where you want to go.

“Two windows are potentially really important. If you operate window to window, or maybe the last week of the window, then I think you’ll come unstuck eventually.

“The processes are good here. They are stable. We are in communication (with the board) all the time and really looking forward to the games we’re playing, preparing for the window and the work we’re doing on the training ground, I can’t tell you how good the environment is becoming.

“The players are trying to meet our demands and that is exciting as well.”

Victory against Bristol Rovers in the league and Manchester City’s Under-21s in the cup puts Bolton on the verge of a hat-trick of wins for the first time since March 2017.

Hill believes his team – decimated by unavailability – is still playing within itself but forecasts there will be improvement in the longer term.

“It’s not just about the 90 minutes, it is the eight weeks we have had together, the days before the game, all the processes that go into preparation,” he said of the prospect of a third straight win. “We are not suddenly going to be Liverpool – even they had to do it over the course of four seasons.

“The injuries are going to keep hitting us because of where we’ve come from and the players who were brought in so late.”