Bolton Wanderers boss Gary Megson admits his squad is short on numbers.

He explained: "Nicky Hunt is on loan at Birmingham and Heidar Helguson has gone to QPR, so that leaves us with just 16 outfield players.

"This is something that we had to sort out a year ago - the quality needed to come up but the quantity needed to come down.

"There has been a hatchet job done on the squad's size and now we've got to try and build it up again."