WANDERERS are hopeful that Marlon Fossey did not sustain a serious knee injury in Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to Plymouth Argyle.

The wing-back, on loan from Fulham, had to leave the game after receiving treatment in the latter stages and was pictured wearing a protective cast as he left the UniBol later that evening.

Wanderers maintain that it was a precautionary measure and, speaking after the game, Ian Evatt said the club would keep a close eye on things early this week.

“He has a few twinges in his knee and got a bit of a knock on it,” explained the Bolton boss. “We think it is more of a contact injury, which is a good sign, but we will have to debrief and see how the thing settles, probably Sunday and Monday.

“Hopefully it is not serious. I think he put a lot into the game. This is his first real run in men’s professional football and he’s done exceptionally well. He’s a very good player.

“Funnily enough, I still think we were creating chances with 10 men. It shows you where we’re at, but we’ll see how the knee settles and hopefully it is not too bad, but we don’t know yet.”

Wanderers were also able to give Elias Kachunga his first game since early January, with the former Huddersfield Town striker almost scoring with his first touch from an MJ Williams cross.

The 29-year-old tore a thigh muscle in the Papa John’s trophy defeat at Hartlepool and had been out of action for the last 14 games.

“It would have been great if he could have scored with his first touch wouldn’t it? Shrugged Evatt. “And he should have scored too, there’s no doubt about it.

“The keeper makes a great save but he shouldn’t be given the opportunity to save it.

“That said it is great to have him back, it is another option.”