WANDERERS are counting the cost of victory at Shrewsbury this morning with doubts cast on two first team players for the weekend’s game against Blackpool.

Gethin Jones limped off in the second half at the Croud Meadow with an ankle injury which is likely to need scanning later this week.

Aaron Morley also received a knock late in the game which could hamper his chances of a first team recall after scoring the second goal of the night.

“Geth’s was a tackle in the first half and it is really swollen, so we don’t know whether it is a bang or a ligament injury,” confessed the Bolton boss.

“Aaron Morley has a huge bang on his hip, which has swollen up pretty quickly, and there are other lads who are carrying niggles. But it was a brutal, physical game and they really stick it on you, so I was happy that the lads stood up to it.”

Wanderers hope that Kyle Dempsey will not be took far away from a first team recall after showing positive signs of recovery from a fracture in his back.

The midfielder, who celebrated the birth of his son - Jett Reuben Dempsey – with his partner Olivia yesterday, will be phased back into regular football to ensure there are no setbacks.

“Hopefully it is a couple of weeks but it is a gradual process,” Evatt said. “We need to increase his load steadily to see how his back reacts.

“I think it is feeling great, he is in a good space, and we are looking forward to getting him back.”

Evatt was delighted to see Morley combine with two other substitutes, Jon Dadi Bodvarsson and Dan Nlundulu, to secure the game on Tuesday night.

All of Wanderers’ replacements, including defender Will Forrester, contributed to an improved second-half display against the Shrews.

“Another thing we have spoken about it getting more energy from the bench and you could see the energy of the pressing, getting after them and stopping the quality to their front players because by the end they had six or seven forward players on the pitch,” said the Bolton boss. “We had to limit that to give the lads at the back a chance and I thought we did that great.”