WANDERERS will bring midfield insurance policy MJ Williams back into the side for tonight’s must win game against Lincoln City.

The ball-winner was dropped to the bench against Wimbledon, but Ian Evatt has confirmed he will return to the starting 11 as his team look to claw back more ground on the top six.

Williams had been virtually ever-present for the Whites, either side of a shoulder injury, and Evatt expects him to be fired up for a game he feels will be closely contested.

“MJ completely understood our decision on Saturday and he agreed with it,” he told The Bolton News. “It has happened to everyone in the squad at one stage.

“We’ve left out Dion (Charles), we’ve left out Dapo (Afolayan), we have left out Gethin (Jones). The one we haven’t left out is Rico (Santos) because no-one else can give us what he gives us. But other than that, we have had to share it around because it is so difficult to keep going every time with the same 11.

“We are always working a game ahead, myself and Judah (Davies), and that was partly the reason that MJ was rested on Saturday because we will need his defensive responsibility against Lincoln.

“They are an expansive team but they have changed the way they press a little bit. Earlier on in the season they were more submissive, went into a mid-block and enabled you to build, now it is more or less a man-to-man press. We will have to win individual duels and if we play with two up front against a back four, we will have to make sure we affect their centre-backs. The way our forwards are playing at the moment, that is exactly what they are doing.”

Lincoln had their game on Saturday at Fleetwood postponed because of the weather but Evatt is unsure whether that will give his opponents an edge going into tonight’s game.

He is confident, however, that the UniBol playing surface is currently being used to his own advantage.

“Obviously they will be fresh, but sometimes that can work against you,” he said. “We are on a good roll at the minute and take Burton out of the equation, we have found some good form and momentum and want to continue that.

“We feel this is a really difficult place to come to at the moment. As I said, the ground staff have done an unbelievable job with the pitch - I think it’s the best in the league. It helps us because of the way we play and it’s huge – it’s almost an extra player for us with how important it is.

“So full credit to the ground staff and hopefully we can go and put on another exciting, entertaining performance and win the game.”