KIERAN Lee will be in contention for a place in the Wanderers side to face Mansfield on Wednesday night.

The midfielder returned from a 10-day period of self-isolation at the weekend but was not included in the squad to face Stevenage.

Ian Evatt allayed any fears that the former Sheffield Wednesday man might have picked up an injury, however, and confirmed he will play a part at Field Mill.

“He had literally just walked out of quarantine so even though he has probably got a gym in his east wing it would have been difficult for him to train to the level we require for 10 days,” the manager said. “It was important we didn’t just throw him back in the deep end and that we gave him some time but he’ll be available tomorrow night.

“George Thomason and MJ, prior to the sending off, were outstanding anyhow.

“Kieran is a greyhound and he is naturally fit. It is good he has the facilities to keep himself fit in isolation and hopefully he gets going again right away because he’ll be a huge player for us, moving forwards.”

Antoni Sarcevic has returned to training and should be available next week and Dennis Politic has also had his first training session with the ball since he damaged his cruciate ligament in pre-season.

Harry Brockbank has also started training again after a groin injury and could be available for the trip to Southend United.

“It has given me a bit of a selection headache, to be honest,” Evatt said. “But I’d rather have it that way than having no options as it was earlier in the season.”