Bolton Wanderers use GPS data and have even started monitoring the players' urine to ensure they have adequate hydration levels and remain as fresh and in optimal a condition as they can during the busy League Two fixture schedule.

The Trotters are currently in a routine of midweek and weekend games in League Two in a frantic run of matches which has taken them all the way through February and into March.

An eight game unbeaten run including six wins on the bounce has taken Bolton into the play-offs and firmly in the hunt for promotion.

Wanderers brought in eight new players during the January transfer window, which has bolstered the squad and the options available to Ian Evatt.

GPS data is used to monitor players' workload but there has been limited time on the training pitch both due to the nature of the fixture schedule and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

And one area Wanderers have recently started monitoring has been the players' urine to check they are adequately hydrated before training in a bid to prevent injuries, which Evatt believes has worked well.

"We haven’t had a lot of time – it has been play-recover-play-recover and their educational time on the grass is shortened by the schedule. We can only really do it by video analysis but even that is limited because of the pandemic.

“We are learning on the job. All teams have the same problems but thanks to the window we have just had and the players’ fitness levels at the moment, their robustness, we have strength in depth.

“In January we started monitoring urine day-to-day to test the hydration levels. We don’t allow them to train unless they are fully hydrated for injury prevention purposes and that has really worked for us so far.

"We haven’t had any problems since then because the players are looking after themselves really well and giving themselves the best chance to make sure they are in the best condition they can be in.”