WANDERERS vowed to follow Covid-19 protocols after Lloyd Isgrove pulled out of the squad through illness on the eve of today’s game against Walsall.

The winger had been scheduled to start at the Banks’s Stadium but will now be tested for coronavirus and isolated for the time being until results are provided.

Evatt said he believed Isgrove had simply picked up a sickness bug but the club will have to stick to the guidelines before allowing him back into the training ground.

“It doesn’t look like it’s that,” he said, of the coronavirus risk. “Obviously we will follow protocol and he will be tested but it’s more of a sickness and diarrhoea bug, we think.”

Wanderers were also unlucky to lose striker Arthur Gnahoua just three minutes after he came on to the pitch as a substitute in the second half.

Evatt confirmed that he had “popped his shoulder” which means he is unlikely to make the squad bound for Cheltenham on Tuesday night.

The Bolton boss named an unchanged side despite it having conceded six goals the previous week to Port Vale.

Explaining the decision, he said: “They needed to redeem themselves first and foremost and I think first half they went a long way to doing that.

“Second half, they didn’t. I look where I can change it at the moment.

“Am I seeing enough from the others? No is the answer, so I chose to stay with that team.

“Lloyd Isgrove would have been a part but he’s ill and we’re looking at making changes. Arthur comes on and gets injured after 30 seconds.

“It’s difficult. We’re lacking definitely forward options and the other lads out of the team have to do more to get in it.”