Bolton Wanderers boss Ian Evatt has admitted that Rovers midfielder Tom White could return to Ewood Park this month, cutting his loan spell short with the League Two outfit.
White made the move to the University Of Bolton Stadium in the summer after linking up with Evatt at Barrow AFC last season, helping the Bluebirds lift the National League title.
He started his life in League Two well, becoming a regular in the Bolton side before his campaign was disrupted when a knee injury ruled White out for a month or so.
The midfielder has struggled to replicate his early season form, and has started just one game in League Two since the start of November – with his involvement limited to appearances off the bench or even as an unused substitute.
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Although it is not a certainty that White will return, the staff at Rovers will be keen for the midfielder to continue his development, which requires game time.
One option could see White return to Ewood Park, and Brad Lyons – who finished the calendar year as Rovers’ top scorer – could head out on loan following a spell previously at St Mirren.
“Nothing has been finalised yet but we are looking at different options, different outcomes,” said Evatt, speaking to the Manchester Evening News.
“The lads need to be playing football and if you have come to a club and you are not playing then a) they have to want to play games themselves but b) we are going to possibly look at returning them to their parent clubs.
“But I underline that nothing has been finanlised yet, we’re still talking and communicating. We will see where it ends up.”
The situation is expected to come to a conclusion in the coming week or two.