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John McDougall

Bolton Wanderers fitness update on Kieran Lee & Kieran Sadlier ahead of Barrow as starter confirmed

Bolton Wanderers will assess the fitness of midfielder Kieran Lee before tomorrow evening's clash against Barrow.

The Whites are at home to the Bluebirds in the last 32 of the Papa Johns Trophy aiming to reach the next stage of the competition. The Cumbrian side travel to the University of Bolton Stadium as Wanderers boss Ian Evatt takes on his old side.

Bolton will assess midfielder Lee after missing the weekend trip to Fleetwood with illness. Kieran Sadlier's partner gave birth to their son yesterday and, despite being given the option to stay at home, the former Rotherham United man has chosen to be involved and play.

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Amadou Bakayoko will not be involved as he travels back from international duty with Sierra Leone. Eoin Toal meanwhile will start tomorrow's encounter against the Bluebirds, who Evatt believes Wanderers must be wary of.

Evatt said: “Kieran Lee is due to be back in today but I haven’t seen him yet. Kieran Sadlier’s partner gave birth to his son, Luca, yesterday, which is fantastic news. Being the player he is, he wants to be back in right away.

“I had asked him if he wanted to stay at home but he wanted to train and be a part of the squad for Tuesday night, so that is credit to him.

“Amadou is still away at the moment and he won’t be back available for us until Bristol Rovers.

“Eoin has been doing really well, improving all the time. It has been difficult to get him in with the three centre-backs being so consistent at the moment but he will play against Barrow and I am sure he will show us what he can do.

“From what I’ve seen and I’ve seen a fair bit, they’re a good counterattacking team. They may sacrifice a little bit of possession, but they’ll attack and counter you fast and be clinical when they do so.

“Some of players still remain from when I was there so I know them really well. We know it’s going to be a tough game. I have no doubts that they’re going to want to come here and beat me and beat us, that’s just the way football is and vice versa.

“But I have massive fond memories of that place. They gave me a huge start in football and I’ll never forget it.”

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