Bolton Wanderers boss Ian Evatt has said Carlos Mendes Gomes has returned to training.
Bolton Wanderers have been without the winger over recent times. He has been sidelined with a hamstring injury.
Mendes Gomes, 24, is now pushing for a return to League One action. The Trotters are back in action this weekend with an away trip to Charlton Athletic.
Evatt has provided this update, as per the official club website: “Carlos has trained today (Thursday) which is great news so he’s almost back as well. Whether he’s is fit enough to be involved on Saturday I haven’t made my mind up yet, but he’s trained fully today and he’s fine so that’s good news as well.”
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Having Mendes Gomes back will be a big boost for Bolton and he gives them something different on the wing. However, as Evatt alluded to, he will have to assess him and only throw him back in if he is fit to avoid making his injury worse.
The Trotters swooped to land him over the summer from Luton Town. The Hatters gave him the green light to head out the exit door on a permanent basis after their promotion to the Premier League.
He spent last season on loan at Fleetwood Town in the third tier and was a hit during his temporary spell with the Cod Army, scoring nine goals in 37 matches altogether.
Luton signed the Senegal-born man back in 2021 but he struggled to break into their first-team. He went on to play 15 times for the Bedfordshire outfit during his time on the books there and found the net twice.
Mendes Gomes moved to England as a youngster and started out at West Didsbury and Chorlton in non-league before landing a switch to Morecambe. He then fired 18 goals in 91 matches for the Shrimps to land a move up the football pyramid.
Bolton won 4-2 away at Wycombe Wanderers last time out and will be eager to get another three points against Charlton. They are 4th in the table and are two points off the top two.