Bolton Wanderers boss Ian Evatt has confirmed that skipper Antoni Sarcevic is poised to be back available for selection for this weekend's clash away to Morecambe.

The 29-year-old has been out since suffering a torn hamstring in the victory on the road against Port Vale in mid-March.

Sarcevic has been making solid progress in his recovery and there are hopes he could return to action before the end of the League Two campaign as the Whites seek promotion.

Evatt has previously said that Sarcevic had targeted the away day this weekend against Morecambe as the match he could return to the matchday squad for.

And speaking ahead of tomorrow evening's clash at the University of Bolton Stadium against Carlisle United, Evatt hopes that his captain will be back for this Saturday's encounter.

The Bolton boss said: "“Definitely so. He’s trained with us this morning for part of the session and came through it fine.

"He’s flying, he’s chomping at the bit, he’s moaning at the physio constantly, which is great. But he, all being well, will be available for Saturday.”

Evatt added that Wanderers have no fresh injury concerns after coming through the weekend defeat over Grimsby Town with no new doubts.

And the Bolton boss is hoping to see a reaction from his side after telling them their performance as a team was not up to the expected standards at Blundell Park.

He said: “It’s just bruised egos more than anything else. We’re fine and no issues at all. The players are fully focused.

"Yesterday I had a long hard think to myself about which way do I go about this? Do I just be positive and try and park it and move on to Tuesday and speak about us getting three points and being positive and jump back on the wagon, or do I tell them the truth and say that wasn’t good enough lads, it’s not acceptable.

"We’re better than that and I went that way because I’m always honest and I’m always true to myself. They’ve been told some truths this morning and they understand them, they understand what’s needed, they understand our standards we’re setting and if they dip below those standards,

"I’m not shy in telling them, so hopefully that’s sunk in and I think it has the way they’re trained. They know what’s required from these next four games to get this club to where I believe it deserves to be at the end of this season. Let’s see tomorrow night and let’s hope we get a reaction.”