Ian Evatt is hoping for one last push from his depleted Wanderers squad before they get chance to recharge their batteries.

The Whites have had plenty of joy since the last international break, with Saturday’s victory against North West neighbours Blackpool making it six wins on the bounce.

But it has also been a demanding period for the squad, which will be stretched even further for the trip to Stockport while Dion Charles, Eoin Toal, Josh Sheehan and Carlos Mendes Gomes are all away on international duty.

Gethin Jones and Aaron Morley both featured against the Seasiders despite picking up knocks in the victory at Shrewsbury several days prior.

Will Forrester is sidelined after tweaking his knee, but the former Port Vale defender shouldn’t be out of action for too long.

“We are managing some knocks and bruises from last Tuesday,” said Evatt. “Obviously, they had to go again on Saturday and it was a good game.

“It was almost a chess match at times but I did think we got the better of it. Second half, I think we were the better side and looked more likely. I was delighted with the win.

“I haven’t really had eyes on them yet this morning to see where they are at but they always tune in with Matt Barrass on a Sunday to see if anyone is carrying anything, and it seems positive.

“Fingers crossed, we are ready to go for one more game and then we can reset.”

Wanderers had their fair share of bad injury luck during the opening stages of the campaign and Evatt has been pleased to welcome back several players since the last international break.

The Bolton boss has been pleased with performances of late but is determined to keep improving as they aim to build on last term’s fifth-place finish.

“I wouldn’t really point my finger at one specific thing that has improved,” he added.

“What I have seen is consistent from the players and I know that when we perform consistently, we can get results because they are a talented group. But I still think there is more to come.

“It is great that we have got players back from injury and we will try to keep everyone in one piece as best we can.

“The exciting thing about it all, for me, is that there are still lots of things to work on, refine and improve. That is the attitude the players have as well.”