WANDERERS will make a decision on Gethin Jones’s condition before deciding whether to give him his first league start since October.

The full-back returned from injury in Tuesday’s 2-0 defeat against Wycombe, having also played for the reserves the same afternoon.

Ian Evatt says he will check on Jones before deciding whether to start him and Marlon Fossey on Saturday but that new signing Aaron Morley is in line for his debut.

Giving an update on injury news at his pre-match press conference, Evatt said there were no further problems in the camp.

“We seem okay,” he said. “Gethin was pretty tired, it was an immense effort to go from 45 minutes in the reserves then play almost 45 minutes for the first team.

“I thought he was excellent and showed everyone what we have missed; other than that, everyone is better.

“Aaron Morley has trained today, and did great, so we are looking forward to seeing him play.

“We have got a bid in for a player at the moment which we are waiting to hear back on and some positive work going on a forward as well, so things are looking positive.”

Wanderers are hopeful of bringing in a striker next week after losing Elias Kachunga to a torn thigh, which will keep him out of action for two or three months.

“At the moment, he does not require surgery,” Evatt said of the former Sheffield Wednesday front man. “Obviously, he is disappointed and I think probably his injury we can put down to the fact that we had so long off with Covid and then had to play back-to-back games at such a high level and intensity. That is an unfortunate one but we are fortunate that we didn’t get anymore.

“Kacha is a fantastic pro, a great character, and even though he is going to have a spell on the side-lines he has a huge part of play for the rest of the group. Getting around the lads, being around the lads, being a leader and being a positive.”

Wanderers are not expecting Lloyd Isgrove to return until March – with Evatt preaching caution on rushing him back earlier.

“I think it was a pretty serious injury what he had that required surgery,” he said. “Lloyd is a speed player and once you severely injure your hamstring, you have to make sure it is at full strength and full capacity before you return because that is the type of player he is.

“If he loses that then he is not going to be the same, so we have to be patient with Lloyd. At the moment I would think the end of March is likely, but we’ll see what happens.”