Why Bolton Wanderers Don’t Use Emergency Loans As Injury Deferral Issue Raised

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The Bolton Wanderers are unable to take advantage of the emergency loan market amid their current injury struggles as it only applies to goalkeepers as talks are underway with the EFL to explore the potential of games canceled due to their current situation.

The Wanderers are in the midst of an injury crisis that Evatt calls “unprecedented” in his career, with several first-team players being sidelined for the foreseeable future due to injuries.

These include Josh Sheehan, MJ Williams, Amadou Bakayoko, Gethin Jones, Andrew Tutte, Harry Brockbank, Alex Baptiste and most recently Lloyd Isgrove.

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This means the Wanderers currently have a drastically reduced selection of first-team players including Evatt and only six substitutes were named in the club’s last game against Doncaster Rovers.

The Wanderers are preparing to wait for the January transfer window to provide reinforcements for now and Evatt has explained that they cannot use the emergency loan market as they only apply to goalkeepers. , a department where the Wanderers are fortunate enough to have options.

But Bolton boss admits he spoke with football secretary Simon Marland about the club’s current injury spell and how games are called off due to Covid-19 outbreaks and breast infections first-team teams, but injuries or other illnesses seem to be overlooked and business as usual takes place.

Evatt believes the rules should be the same in all areas and that discussions with the EFL may need to take place about this, although he believes the Wanderers are still in a position to put together a competitive squad in the game. current state of affairs.

He said: “We’ve looked at everything (emergency loans), but that doesn’t apply to outfielders – only goalkeepers. I would like to loan quite a few players right now to give us a bit. of strength and depth, but we can’t, that’s what it is.

“There are a lot of things in this game that don’t make sense to me, but we’re where we are, so let’s go.

“I had a conversation with Simon Marland about this earlier. The games are canceled all the time for Covid, but how do you separate Covid from significant injury or illness. For me the rules should be the same everywhere and we are really in pain right now.

“We’ll have to take a look and see and maybe talk with the league, but for now we can still put a team there and we still think that team will be competitive so let’s focus on that. It will be a really, really tough time until January.

“As a football club we all have to fend for ourselves, stick together and do our best. It is unprecedented. I’ve never experienced anything like this in my entire career, let alone my managerial career, so seat mentality, stand united and do our best.

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