Injury update on Dion Charles after missing Wycombe win & when Bolton striker could return 12 days ago

The striker missed the 3-0 victory over Wycombe

Bolton Wanderers' Dion Charles missed the 3-0 victory against Wycombe due to injury.

Dion Charles missed Bolton Wanderers' 3-0 win over Wycombe owing to a slight thigh strain which should only keep the striker out of action for a week.

The Whites began the season last weekend with a point on the road against Ipswich Town. This afternoon the Chairboys were the visitors for the first home game of the campaign.

They took the lead in the first half when Kyle Dempsey finished to give the Whites the advantage following good work from Liverpool loanee Conor Bradley. They doubled their lead just before thee break when Aaron Morley slotted home from Dapo Afolayan's pass.

Dempsey added his second after the break as Wanderers ran out worthy 3-0 winners. It leaves the Whites third in the League One table after two matches so far.

Charles was missing from the matchday squad owing to a knock picked up in training. It turns this was a slight thigh strain which is thankfully not serious and should only keep the striker out of action for a week.

Wanderers boss Ian Evatt said: “He’s got a slight thigh strain. He felt it tight on Wednesday, but felt he was okay the next day. However we decided to get it scanned to make sure there was nothing underlying and basically it’s just a strain.

“Obviously with strains they can become bigger things moving forwards so we decided not to take the risk and the squad we’ve got enables us to not take chances with players because Dion’s going to be a big player for us, as they all are this season.

“Nothing too major. We think probably about a week and then he’ll be back in.”