Wanderers are in EFL Trophy action on Tuesday evening when they take on Shrewsbury Town at the Montgomery Waters Meadow.
Last time out in this competition, Wanderers suffered a narrow 3-2 reverse against Sky Bet League One side Crewe Alexandra at the University of Bolton Stadium with Ryan Delaney and Shaun Miller getting on the scoresheet in early September.
Ian Evatt: ‘“I will play a team I think is strong enough to win the game. I’m not sacrificing it. This won’t be lambs to the slaughter, I have firm belief in our younger players.
“Ronan (Darcy) will have a chance, for definite, Adam Senior, people who deserve a chance and have trained really well.
“They have experience of first team football last season and probably got thrust into the limelight a bit sooner than they should have been. But it will stand them in good stead for nights like this.
“They have been banging on the door for an opportunity and now they will get one.
“I hope they do well, I really do, because they are good lads, great talents, and they will be big players for this club in the years to come.
“First and foremost, they have to go out there at Shrewsbury and show us and the rest of the footballing world what they are about.”
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Ian Evatt is set make several changes from the side that beat Harrogate Town at the weekend.
Gethin Jones is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines after picking up an ankle injury at the Keepmoat Stadium, while Lloyd Isgrove and Shaun Miller continue their road to recovery.
Players like Adam Senior and Ronan Darcy are set to get a run out as the Wanderers Head Coach will pick a team that will look to overcome The Shrews on their own patch.
Bolton win: 21/10
Newport win: 12/10
Correct as of 6/10/2020 (9am) on skybet.com
Wanderers come into the tie buoyed by their first victory of the Sky Bet League Two campaign against Harrogate at the weekend. Frontmen Eoin Doyle and Nathan Delfouneso opened up their accounts too to give Ian Evatt’s men a lift ahead of a busy October schedule.
Town beat Newcastle United U21s 3-0 earlier in the competition but are set to ring the changes ahead of tonight’s clash. They have drawn their last two league encounters so will be aiming to get back to winning ways to boost their league campaign.
Last time out:
The two clubs last met at the University of Bolton Stadium in December 2019 where they shared a 1-1 draw.
They have played each other 24 times in all competitions with Wanderers edging the head to head encounters with 13 victories to their name against Town’s 7.