WANDERERS boss Ian Evatt has explained his decision to withdraw Kieran Lee at half time in the 1-0 win at Shrewsbury.

Dapo Afolayan was brought on at the break after Lee complained of a minor injury which could now cast doubt on him being available for next weekend’s home game against Sunderland.

Bolton went on to win the game, with Afolayan creating an 89th minute goal for Dion Charles.

Speaking after the final whistle, Ian Evatt confirmed: “Kieran has got a bit of a hip injury. Nothing too serious.

“He jarred it a little bit in the first half. He was struggling to stretch his groin out so we decided to make a change.

“That’s probably a mark of what we’ve done this January that you’re bringing on Dapo Afolayan.”

Wanderers were not necessarily at their best at Shrewsbury, struggling to break down their hosts for the first hour of the game.

But with a second successive clean sheet and three points to show for their afternoon’s hard work, Evatt was delighted to see more than 1,600 away fans sent home happy.

“That was a fantastic finish from Dion and we took our goals well last week, but in possession there’s still loads to come,” he added.

“For now it was important that we stopped the rot and we become hard to beat again and I think that’s what we’ve done.”