IAN Evatt will be forced to make changes for this Saturday’s trip to Colchester United.

The Wanderers head coach has reported “one or two” of his key players are nursing injuries and are now major doubts to face the U’s.

Evatt also confirmed that, in one case, a first team player would be side-lined for “three to four weeks”.

Shaun Miller could come back into the equation for Wanderers after sitting out last weekend and there could also be a first league appearance of the season for midfielder, Ronan Darcy.

Wanderers are in the market for at least one attacking player before the close of the transfer window and Evatt admits new recruits are most likely to come from the loan market.

“It’s a work in progress,” he said. “We want to make sure we get it right and we’re having to move away from the out of contract, out of work types.

“We don’t want to be wasting two months getting them fit and up to speed.

“By that time it’s Christmas, half the season has gone, and they haven’t even set foot in the first team yet.

“These players, as I discussed on Saturday, have either made poor decisions themselves or they have been given bad advice by agents.

“There are a lot of players out of work and sometimes you have to be a realist and understand where the world is, financially, with the pandemic.

“The amount of players out of contract is incredible. You are fighting for a very small number of clubs who can afford to take you. The money might not be what you want it to be but it’s where we’re at.

“We’re looking at good-quality loans or players who are not available or wanted at their current clubs.”