HARRY Brockbank will be back in training later this week for Wanderers – with Ian Evatt otherwise reporting a clean bill of health for tomorrow night’s home game against Scunthorpe United.

The defender has been out of action for the last three matches with a groin injury but should be available again for the weekend’s meeting with Barrow at the UniBol.

Evatt says he will run a check on a few players to see if they are in top condition after two tough away games at Mansfield Town and Southend United before naming his side to face Neil Cox's in-form Scunthorpe.

“Harry is back full training on Thursday but other than that we’re good to go,” the manager said at his pre-match press conference.

“We came through the Covid testing this morning all clear, which is great news, so it’s on to Tuesday night.

“Obviously we have got some tired bodies so we have the opportunity to freshen things up a little bit and give someone else an opportunity but we’ll make that call tomorrow.”

Evatt has also confirmed that ex-Sunderland and QPR defender Joel Lynch has not returned to the training ground, with Wanderers now unlikely to pursue the free agent.

The 33-year-old had been staying at the club’s hotel up until last week, when the lack of training sessions in between the two away games made it impractical to remain at the UniBol.

“He’s not training with us at the moment,” Evatt said. “We are really considering our position on it now and deciding what we want to do.”

The Bolton boss said the decision had not been connected to the players’ demands, or the removal of salary cap rules that were introduced in the summer.

“The salary cap going has helped us, really,” he added. “But it’s irrelevant really because we’re not going to be a club which overspends. We want to be sustainable with what we do.

“I wouldn’t want us to gamble to get out of this league. As things stand we’re well within the salary cap and we have some money available, so we’ll see how it progresses.”