GETHIN Jones has been cleared to play against Sheffield Wednesday after recovering from a dead leg.

The full back was brought off at half time in last weekend’s win against Shrewsbury Town and was excluded from the squad in the Papa John’s Trophy.

But Ian Evatt has confirmed he will be travelling with the squad on Friday to prepare for the game at Hillsborough.

“Gethin has trained today, absolutely fine. No issues at all,” he said.

“I don’t think we have any other problems, all good. I think everyone came through the game fine from Tuesday and obviously the lads have had some rest and recuperation after a tough week last week, so we’re okay and all systems go.”

Wanderers have reserved some of their best performances for the road this season and are looking to register their first win at Wednesday in three attempts, stretching back to 2015.

Liam Feeney and Darren Pratley were the scorers on Bolton’s last victory at Hillsborough but Evatt is looking forward to the trip, if only because it is half an hour down the road.

“It’s nice because it’s close to home for me,” he said. “It’s a game we’re looking forward to. Obviously, all the hard work we’ve put in last season in League Two has given us opportunities like this one.

“Sunderland away, Sheffield Wednesday away, fantastic occasions and stadiums. Big clubs in their own right as well as us, so we’re really looking forward to it.”

Xavier Amaechi, Andy Tutte, and Liam Edwards are the only two players definitely ruled out with injury for the trip, and Evatt admits it will be a tough task naming his squad with so many players putting a solid case forward against Liverpool Under-21s in midweek.

Amadou Bakayoko scored twice against the young Reds to show he is getting closer to full fitness after a calf injury and the Bolton boss says he has a few difficult choices to make ahead of the weekend.

“That’s what I’m paid to do,” he said. “I‘d rather have these decisions than not. It’s great that we’ve now got Baka back. We’ve got people returning all the time. We’ve got people that are doing well when given opportunities and decisions need to be made. It’s down to me to get it right.”