Wanderers boss Ian Evatt has backed Elias Kachunga to make the most of his opportunity against Accrington.

Kachunga is likely to be involved at the Wham Stadium, with the Whites short in numbers in attack.

Shola Shoretire, Victor Adeboyejo and Dan Nlundulu are all cup-tied, having played in the competition for other clubs this season.

Meanwhile, Cameron Jerome is an injury doubt after suffering with a back spasm following the 1-0 defeat at Wycombe over the weekend.

Kachunga hasn’t started since the 1-0 win against Forest Green when he lashed out at Brandon Cooper off the ball.

But the experienced forward looked bright when he came off the bench against Wycombe, going close with an acrobatic volley.

Evatt says Kachunga felt like he “let everybody down” against Forest Green and is eager to put things right.

“What a fantastic opportunity for Elias to right a few wrongs,” he told The Bolton News. “I am sure there will be no-one more determined than him to do so.

“What a great story that would be if he were to pop up and score the winner to get this club through to a cup final.

“I am sure that would, in the eyes of many Bolton fans, be seen as some forgiveness and some retribution.

“I hope he does it, I really do. He is a great guy and it really hurt him, what happened to him. He has been really affected by it.

“He felt like he let everybody down and he wants to make sure he puts it right. That could start on Wednesday.”

Kachunga has made 36 appearances in all competitions since the start of the campaign, scoring twice.

The 30-year-old is in his second season at Wanderers, but his current deal is set to expire this summer.

Evatt labelled the former Huddersfield man “a fantastic professional” and values his experience.

The manager added: “His attitude has always been first class. He is a fantastic professional, he understands the game.

“Everybody goes through hard times in this industry. It is just one of those industries where if you haven’t been through some type of adversity, you are very lucky. Everyone I know has been through adversity in this game.

“What shapes and defines a man is how he comes through adversity and shows people the other side of his nature, the other side of his character and how good of a player he actually is. That is a wonderful opportunity for him to do so on Wednesday.”