Llloyd Isgrove is still not ready to make his Wanderers return – but Ian Evatt says he has no other injury concerns as his side welcome Peterborough United to the UniBol on Saturday.

The winger - once a loanee at Posh - has been out of action since November last year, twice tearing his hamstring, but has been unable to train properly because of a minor foot problem (plantar fasciitis).

Evatt is confident the problem will clear in time but, at present, Isgrove will not be available for the Papa Johns Trophy game at Tranmere Rovers next Tuesday.

“It is just one of those annoying ones which we have had scanned, there is no real issue there, it is just a bit of inflammation and a tiny bit of fluid caused by that inflammation that just takes time to settle down,” the manager explained.

“It is not a long-term issue, it is just one of those nagging annoying ones that will constantly nip away at you until it completely settles down and hopefully now the grass and the ground is getting bit softer and that impact isn’t the same, that will settle really quickly.” Jon Dadi Bodvarsson has returned to training and will be in contention for a place in the squad against Peterborough.

Evatt says he will make changes from the side that won at MK Dons in midweek.

“Each game is different and some personnel are suited to certain types of game,” he said.

“It bodes well for the rest of the season that we have the right players for most types of games.

“Just because we won 2-0 on Tuesday does not mean that the game on Saturday will be identical and we get the same performance level. You have to remember that a long journey and the physical demand to play the way we are playing takes it out of you as well.

“It doesn’t mean I will make wholesale changes – five, six, seven – but it means certain personnel will be rotated and better suited to Saturday.”

Evatt had targeted being in the top 10 by the end of September and now, barring a big goal swing at the weekend, Bolton are assured of meeting his target.

Wanderers now have the chance to leapfrog Sheffield Wednesday into fourth, if they can beat Posh.

“It was important to have a good week because it would define whether it had been a decent start or a good one,” Evatt said. “We have had some pretty tough fixtures and the way the league is stacking up suggests that.

“But we have to concentrate on ourselves and our own performances and the way we played Tuesday was excellent.

“That is done now, on to the next one on Saturday.”