Ian Evatt hinted there could be changes for the trip to Blackpool as Wanderers aim to book their place in the EFL Trophy semi-final.

Barring a couple of bangs and bruises, the squad came through Saturday’s victory at Carlisle unscathed.

“There were some bumps on Saturday,” said Evatt. “Paris got a dead leg, Josh Sheehan had a bit of a back spasm – probably from all the twists and turns he was doing second half! Other than that, everyone is fine.”

George Thomason is available for the fixture. The midfielder missed the trip to Brunton Park through suspension and will also be absent for this weekend’s clash with Barnsley.

“It is great to have players back available, and obviously we have got players who are itching for an opportunity and a chance,” the Bolton boss continued.

“Some will get that opportunity and we are looking forward to seeing the boys play. Whatever team we pick, we feel it is good enough to compete on the night and hopefully get us through to the next round.”

Evatt also confirmed that Gethin Jones had avoided serious injury after a scare while on international duty with Australia.

The defender was forced off during the victory against Indonesia and went straight to hospital for a scan, but he should be available for Friday’s quarter-final tie against South Korea or Saudi Arabia.

“It has cleared up. Gethin messaged me immediately after the game and they took him straight for a scan,” Evatt explained.

“The scan came back completely clear, it was more or less a fatigue injury really. It’s good news on that front and he will be hoping to recover in time to play either South Korea or Saudi Arabia on Friday.”