Ian Evatt hopes to have winger Xavier Amaechi back in training at Bolton Wanderers in early November as he continues his rehabilitation from a fractured metatarsal.

The 20-year-old joined Wanderers from German side Hamburg over the summer transfer window on loan until Janaury initially.

He is yet to make his competitive debut for Wanderers having picked up an injury early on in pre-season against Preston North End.

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He limped off early on in the friendly win over the Championship side and was later spotted wearing a protective boot and on crutches at the Sir Tom Finney Stadium in Leyland, with the injury later confirmed to be a fractured metatarsal.

The former Arsenal youngster had successful surgery on the injury and he has been progressing well with his rehabilitation behind the scenes at Wanderers.

The University of Bolton Stadium club are understood to have approached the German side over the potential of extending Amaechi's time at Wanderers.

The winger has not yet played in a competitive game for Wanderers, but that is set to could change in the weeks to come as Amaechi steps up his reocvery and Evatt expects to have the loanee back in full training early next month.

And the Bolton boss has paid tribute to the young player's attitude during his time out and desire to return to action.

Evatt told the Manchester Evening News: “He’s doing well, he’s having to build-up slowly. His attitude and application to his rehab has been first class. He’s very fit.

"Now it’s just about building it up, building up his sharpness.

"We’ve not had him back in training yet but I think that will probably be the first week in November, and then from that getting him fully up to speed and ready to play again.”