DAN Nlundulu looks set to miss Monday’s crunch game at Portsmouth after damaging his hamstring in the final moments of the 2-0 win against Port Vale last night.

Wanderers moved through to the next round of the Bristol Street Motors Trophy with a relatively comfortable victory at the Toughsheet Stadium but suffered a late setback when one of their in-form strikers overstretched trying to score from a penalty rebound.

Nlundulu scored from the spot with four minutes to go but was ordered to retake his penalty by referee Matt Corlett after his assistant spotted that other players had entered the area as he struck the ball.

Evatt had issue with the retaken penalty too – claiming Vale keeper Jayson Leutwieler was off his line.

After the final whistle the Bolton boss said: “Apparently there was encroachment, which I understand, and it is frustrating because at 2-0 in the 86th-87th minute, there were both sets of players in the box, from what I have seen.

“On the retake the keeper is off his line and saves it, then from the rebound Dan has hurt his hamstring trying to stretch and get the ball. That could all have been avoided, which is probably the only negative from the night.”

Nlundulu had scored three times in his last three appearances but walked straight down the tunnel for treatment after pulling up in injury time.

“I think the damage will be significant enough to keep him out for a couple of weeks,” Evatt said.

“We don’t know the true extent of it just yet but he has definitely done something on testing, there is definitely an issue there, but how serious it is we will just have to wait and see.

“These things happen, it was a freak incident. Now, just like the Port Vale result three years ago we have just talked about, you are going to get adversity as a footballer, you have to get through it if you are part of a football team.

“This is something Dan will have to deal with and show he can come back better and stronger.

“The fans are starting to see the real Dan now, and I have no doubt however serious the injury proves to be that he will come back and show everyone what a good player he is.”