IAN Evatt insists there is plenty of scope left within Bolton Wanderers' salary cap to top up his squad.

Evatt has not yet been able to land any other targets since last week's double capture of Zack Elbouzedi and Ben Jackson.

It has not been for the want of trying though, or capacity within Wanderers' budget, albeit a restricted one.

"If the right players become available we'll be in the market for them," said Evatt, who made Kieran Lee his first permanent January signing, from Sheffield United, while Declan John, Elbouzedi and Jackson make up a trio of new year loanees.

"We've got plenty of room still left in the salary cap, plenty of room and plenty of support from the board, it's just waiting if the right ones to become available.

"Obviously we want to improve, we want to be better. We wouldn't sign anybody that we didn't think would make the team better. More important for me is performance levels.

"We certainly won't waste the club's money on players I don't think can affect our first team and make us better, so if something comes available at the right money to make us better then we'll be in the market for it."

Evatt also hopes his squad will soon be boosted by the return of Shaun Miller, who is ahead of schedule in his comeback from a thigh injury that has kept him sidelined since November.

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The former Crewe man is due to resume full first team training next week.

"Shaun Miller’s doing really well," said the Bolton boss. "He’s doing fantastic work. His fitness is coming on leaps and bounds, he’s ahead of schedule.

"He will join back in with the group at some point next week. Obviously we’ve got to make sure that we get him to a certain level before we start putting him back into the team again, but I’m really pleased with him."

While it is a case of 'wait and see' with Miller, John could be in line for his debut next week.

The Swansea City loanee is yet to make his Wanderers debut after suffering a hamstring strain in training following his arrival from south Wales.

"In terms of Declan, he’s running with no pain and no issues so he’ll be back with us next week," said Evatt.

"Kieran Lee will miss Saturday but also will be back at some point next week, so no major injuries really and they’re all recovering well from small issues, so hopefully we can keep them in one piece and then have a fully fit squad moving into the second half of the season.”