IAN Evatt has explained why Burnley’s loan keeper Lukas Jensen has yet to feature in his squad at Wanderers.

The young Dane, one of four deadline day arrivals at the UniBol, has watched the last few games from the side-lines as Bolton continue their policy of not naming a substitute goalkeeper on the bench.

Evatt has previously explained that the policy enables him to name an extra attacking option in the squad – something which worked out to Bolton’s favour in midweek as Arthur Gnahoua rattled a winner at Mansfield shortly after entering the game.

Jensen is highly rated at Turf Moor and had been expected to challenge veteran Matt Gilks immediately for a starting place. But Evatt says a mixture of Gilks’ recent form and wanting the 21-year-old to be comfortable in his new surroundings were the reasons behind him not yet making an appearance on the team-sheet.

“Lukas is an exceptional young goalkeeper and he’s a big, big boy,” Evatt said. “I don’t know if people have seen him but he’s a specimen and he is very agile. I have been impressed with him in training as well.

“The thinking behind this is that I want to give him time to settle down with the lads, get him used to the environment.

"When results were not going as well it was a big ask for a young keeper to step in. Matt has mountains of experience.

“When we start moving in the right direction then we might look at things differently. But having said that Matt has been performing great. He has shown he is still a fantastic goalkeeper even at his ripe old age.

“He is enjoying it, he won’t ever tell you that, but I have known him a long, long time and he is still enjoying playing.

“He is probably the most high-maintenance player I have got. He needs a bit of love, care and attention, more than most of us, but he has done a fantastic job when we needed him the most.

"We can't thank him any more than we have done for that.”