Wanderers are hoping Conor Bradley recovers from a bout of illness to feature in Saturday’s League One game against Lincoln City.

The on-loan Liverpool defender has been away with Northern Ireland, playing just over an hour in the 3-1 defeat in Greece.

But Ian Evatt has confirmed that the 19-year-old has reported feeling unwell in the Irish camp and will not be reporting back to Lostock until the end of the week.

“Matt Barrass has had a report from the national teams that have been involved about the health of our players,” said the Bolton boss.

“Conor Bradley has had a little bit of sickness but they don’t envisage it being a problem for Saturday, so in terms of injuries we are fine, there is just a little bit of illness, so hopefully that will be fine. Everyone else is fit and ready to go.”

The majority of the Wanderers squad reported back to Lostock yesterday, with Evatt claiming it had been one of the “sharpest” sessions since he had been at the club.

His international contingent will not be back in the fold for another 24 hours, however, in the build up to Lincoln’s visit.

“We haven’t seen them yet,” he said. “Conor won’t be back with us until Friday, and it will be the same for them all. Dion, Conor, Owen Beck and Baka (Amadou Bakayoko) will all be back here for Friday.”

Bakayoko has been on duty with Sierra Leone, playing games against South Africa and DR Congo, and Evatt admits he has some concern over what his striker’s physical condition will be like after such extended travel.

“I know in the summer he really suffered and struggled with the amount of travelling but that is the sacrifice he wants to make to play for his country and every credit to him,” he said. “We will monitor how he is when he gets back and I know he has had some fair old slogs, so we will see.”

Jon Dadi Bodvarsson remained at home rather than linking up with Iceland, having recently recovered from a hamstring injury.

Boasting 64 caps for his country, the former Reading and Wolves man was not selected for his country’s games against Venezuela and Albania after discussions with the national selectors.

Evatt believes the experienced striker has benefitted from the break and that he now looks ready to face Lincoln, if called upon.

“It is great credit to Iceland that they have been having conversations with Jon,” he said. “I spoke to him yesterday and it was the first time in years that he managed to have some time with his family on an international break. Normally he is travelling around the world, and that can have a huge impact on a player.

“Spending those extra days with the family number one keeps the wives happy but also number two gives him time to relax, refresh, regroup and go again. He’s been firing on all cylinders.”